What is Excel NETWORKDAYS.INTL Function?

Excel NETWORKDAYS.INTL function comes under Excel Date and Time functions. It calculates the number of whole work days between two specified date, and excludes weekends and holidays.

It allows you to specify any days for the weekend and holidays.

This function is available from Excel 2010 version and so it is not available in earlier versions of Excel.

It is similar to the Excel NETWORKDAYS function which can be found in earlier versions.

How Excel NETWORKDAYS.INTL Function Works?

Excel NETWORKDAYS.INT function returns a positive integer that represents the total number of working days between the two dates that are specified, and excludes weekends and any dates identified as holidays.

The weekends can be any day other than Saturday and Sunday.


 =NETWORKDAYS.INTL(start_date, end_date, [weekend], [holidays])

Input Arguments as follows:

  • start_date – a date value that represents the start date, from where to start counting the number of workdays
  • end_date – a date value that represents the end date, where to count the number of workdays to.
  • [weekend] – This is an optional argument. It specifies which weekdays can be counted as weekend. You can specify the weekend here if you have other days apart from Saturday or Sunday. If it is omitted, Saturday and Sunday are taken as weekends and will not be counted.

It can be a number or a string. The number values for [Weekend] arguments are:

The string values for [Weekend] argument consist of a series of seven 0’s and 1’s that represents the seven days of the week. It starts from Monday and ends on Sunday.

Each 0 represents working days while Each 1 represents a weekend. See as explained in the additional notes.

  • [holidays] – This is also optional. It is a range of dates that are not counted with the workdays. These are usually public holidays. The holidays could be entered as a reference to a range of cells that contain the holiday dates or could be entered as an array of serial numbers that represents the dates.

When Excel NETWORKDAYS.INTL Function is Used

NETWORKDAYS.INTL in Excel is used when you want to calculate the number of whole working days between two specified dates. It does not count the weekends and holidays, which the user specifies in the function.

For example, when you want to calculate the over-time benefits that accrue to employees, NETWORKDAYS.INTL is the function to use.

And with this function, you can use any day, apart from Saturday or Sunday for weekends because it allows you to specify any days for weekends. For example, you can specify Thursday or Friday as weekends, or only Sunday as weekend.

Additional Notes

  • A date can be entered as a date stored as text or a date entered as text (in double quotes).
  • Any single day or two consecutive days could be specified as weekend. If you do not specify any day for weekend, Excel will automatically take Saturday and Sunday as weekend. When you enter the weekend argument, Excel displays a drop-down menu for you to select the relevant option.
  • For part-time jobs or jobs that have non-consecutive working days, you will enter the following format in the [Weekend] section of the formula:
  • If you work only Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, type in “0101011” (Working days are represented by 0, and non-working days represented by 1).
  • In this format, the first number represents Monday and the last number represents Sunday.
  • When using these format, the numbers should be in quotes
  • Using the same logic, “1011011” indicates only 2 working days as Tuesday and Friday, and the other 5 days are non-working days.
  • Using the string “1111111” is not valid.

How to Use Excel NETWORKDAYS.INTL Function: Formulas & Examples

We will show three examples of how to use Excel NETWORKDAYS.INTL function.

The spreadsheet shows three different examples of Excel NETWORKDAYS.INTL formulas used to calculate the number of work days between two specified dates as shown in the 3rd, 4th and 5th column above.

The date listed in the spreadsheet is for each month in the year 2020, and each month starting on the 1st and ending on the last day of the month which is either 28th, 30th or 31st.

1. When Weekend and Holiday is not Specified/Omitted in the Formula

We use the formula below:


In this formula (Column C), NETWORKDAYS.INTL specifies only the start date and end date, and does not specify the [weekend] or [holidays] array in the formula.

Here, NETWORKDAYS.INTL returns the total number of working days, including the holidays.

Note that this formula automatically takes Saturday and Sunday as weekends and so excludes them from the calculation of number of work days.

2. When Weekend and Holiday is Specified

To specify the weekend and holiday arguments in NETWORKDAY.INTL function, use this formula:

        =NETWORKDAYS.INTL(A7, B7, 1, $G$7:$G$17)

Using this formula (Column D), NETWORKDAYS.INTL specifies the start date, end date, weekend and holiday.

It returns the total number of workdays and does not count the weekends and holidays specified in the formula.

In this formula, the number 1 is used which indicates the weekend as Saturday and Sunday as displayed in the number values. The holiday section in the formula references the cell range that contains the holiday dates.  

3. Enter Weekend Argument as a String

Another way to specify the weekend argument in Excel NETWORKDAY.INTL function is to enter the value as a string like this:

        =NETWORKDAYS.INTL(A7, B7, “0001011”, $G$7:$G$17

As explained above, the weekend argument can take a number value or string.

Again, in this formula, the weekend is specified using the string “0001011” which indicates Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays are weekends, and the holidays are specified by referencing the cell range G7:G17.

(See additional notes section above for more explanation on the string format).

Common Errors in Excel NETWORKDAYS.INTL Function

Common errors you can find in Excel NETWORKDAYS.INTL function are:

  • #NUM! – This occurs if the [weekend] argument specified is a number that is invalid.
  • #VALUE! – This occurs if:
    • the supplied start_date, end_date or any values specified for [holidays] are not valid dates;
    • the text string specified for [weekend] argument is invalid.

Other Related Excel Functions

Thank you for reading Excel NETWORKDAYS.INTL function. You can master Excel by learning other Excel functions.

Click below to check out these other functions in Excel:

  • Excel EDATE Function

163 Replies to “Excel NETWORKDAYS.INTL Function”

  1. Hello, Neat post. There is a problem with your site in web explorer, could check this… IE still is the marketplace leader and a good portion of people will miss your fantastic writing due to this problem.

  2. [url=https://ivermectin.church/]stromectol uk[/url] [url=https://vardenafil.directory/]canadian generic levitra[/url] [url=https://paxil.cfd/]paxil 40 mg tablet[/url] [url=https://amoxil.shop/]amoxicillin 500mg price in canada[/url] [url=https://buyantibiotic.shop/]minocycline 100 mg capsules[/url] [url=https://propranolol.cfd/]inderal for sale[/url] [url=https://zoloft.shop/]zoloft pills price[/url] [url=https://buymetformin.shop/]generic metformin 10 mg tablet[/url] [url=https://lexapro.cfd/]lexapro brand[/url] [url=https://synthroid.cfd/]synthroid 100 mcg tablet[/url] [url=https://buyphenergan.shop/]buy phenergan nz[/url] [url=https://tizanidine.shop/]tizanidine 2mg capsules[/url] [url=https://buydiflucan.shop/]diflucan 150 mg tablets[/url] [url=https://clonidine.digital/]clonidine canada[/url] [url=https://bactrim.store/]bactrim prescription cost[/url] [url=https://clopidogrel.store/]clopidogrel 75 mg tablets price in india[/url] [url=https://albenza.store/]albendazole online purchase[/url] [url=https://trazodone.cfd/]trazodone hcl 100 mg[/url] [url=https://neurontin.cfd/]neurontin prescription coupon[/url] [url=https://medrol.online/]medrol 10mg[/url]

  3. [url=https://clopidogrel.store/]clopidogrel bisulfate plavix[/url] [url=https://buydiclofenac.shop/]diclofenac 15 mg[/url] [url=https://amoxil.shop/]amoxicillin 100[/url] [url=https://lexapro.cfd/]no prescription lexapro[/url] [url=https://advair.store/]medication advair diskus[/url] [url=https://diflucan.works/]diflucan uk[/url] [url=https://zoloft.shop/]order zoloft online without prescription[/url] [url=https://drugstore.run/]online pharmacy australia paypal[/url] [url=https://buydiflucan.shop/]diflucan canada[/url] [url=https://albenza.store/]albenza 200mg[/url] [url=https://atrazodone.online/]prescription drug desyrel[/url] [url=https://buygabapentin.shop/]gabapentin medicine[/url] [url=https://retina.cfd/]tretinoin cost mexico[/url] [url=https://accutane.digital/]can you buy accutane over the counter[/url] [url=https://vardenafil.works/]levitra 50mg price[/url] [url=https://vardenafil.directory/]buy generic levitra in usa[/url] [url=https://buspar.shop/]generic for buspar[/url] [url=https://propranolol.cfd/]propranolol tablets buy online[/url] [url=https://buyzoloft.shop/]zoloft brand[/url] [url=https://ivermectin.creditcard/]ivermectin 8000[/url]

  4. [url=http://sildalis.email/]sildalis online[/url] [url=http://buyfluconazole.shop/]mexico diflucan[/url] [url=http://buyampicillin.shop/]ampicillin online pharmacy[/url] [url=http://colchicine.cfd/]colchicine 1 mg price[/url] [url=http://dapoxetine.shop/]where to buy dapoxetine online[/url] [url=http://amoxicillin.golf/]amoxicillin for sale no prescription[/url] [url=http://buybactrim.store/]buy bactrim antibiotic[/url] [url=http://cafergot.store/]cafergot & internet pharmacy[/url]

  5. [url=http://gabapentin.agency/]neurontin for sale online[/url] [url=http://lisinopril2022.com/]lisinopril 20mg india[/url] [url=http://buypropranolol.store/]inderal pills[/url] [url=http://buybaclofen.shop/]buy baclofen uk[/url] [url=http://indocin.shop/]indomethacin indocin[/url] [url=http://buyfildena.shop/]where to buy fildena 100[/url] [url=http://buyprozac.shop/]fluoxetine 60 mg[/url] [url=http://phenergan.store/]phenergan generic otc[/url] [url=http://cozaar.store/]cozaar brand[/url] [url=http://albenza24.com/]albenza cost us[/url]

  6. Hey, you used to write wonderful, but the last few posts have been kinda boringK I miss your tremendous writings. Past several posts are just a bit out of track! come on!

  7. Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it is really informative. I’m going to watch out for brussels. I will be grateful if you continue this in future. Numerous people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  8. fantastic submit, very informative. I ponder why the other experts of this sector do not understand this. You must proceed your writing. I am sure, you’ve a huge readers’ base already!

  9. This blog is definitely rather handy since I’m at the moment creating an internet floral website – although I am only starting out therefore it’s really fairly small, nothing like this site. Can link to a few of the posts here as they are quite. Thanks much. Zoey Olsen

  10. This blog is definitely rather handy since I’m at the moment creating an internet floral website – although I am only starting out therefore it’s really fairly small, nothing like this site. Can link to a few of the posts here as they are quite. Thanks much. Zoey Olsen

  11. Hi there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

  12. Thanks for your post. One other thing is that if you are marketing your property on your own, one of the issues you need to be cognizant of upfront is just how to deal with property inspection reports. As a FSBO seller, the key towards successfully switching your property along with saving money upon real estate agent profits is know-how. The more you realize, the softer your home sales effort might be. One area when this is particularly essential is information about home inspections. zabawy dla dorosłych

  13. гостиница с бассейном москва туры зимой
    корона алтая санаторий еит 46 евпатория гостевой дом на володарке наро фоминск
    гостиница волга дон в волгограде гостиница западная краснодар старый город пятигорск гостиница

  14. малая вишера гостиница кавказский кисломолочный напиток
    гостиница торжок частные гостиницы в домбае прайд отель березники
    алушта профессорский уголок отель маршал санкт петербург ярошенко кисловодск

  15. мини гостиницы в перми гостиница олимпия саратов
    санаторий виктория кисловодск отзывы малая бухта анапа отзывы абхазия отдых в гаграх пансионаты
    гостиница версаль курганинск якты куль официальный сайт гостиница амакс тамбов

  16. каспий санаторий пансионат энергетик абхазия
    отдых московская область дома отдыха в адлере с бассейном санаторий архипо осиповка цены на 2021 год
    отель лесная сказка переславль залесский чайные домики лоо анапа пансионат парус

  17. санаторий красная талка геленджик отзывы адлер отели и гостиницы
    отели и гостиницы новый свет крым одинцово отели гостиницы профсоюзная путевка в санаторий для учителей
    номер в отеле 5 звезд москва гостиница форум в краснодаре морской воздух чем полезен для здоровья человека

  18. отель яблоки нижний новгород отель благодать
    токсово отель санаторий васильевский официальный сайт гостиница николаевский ростов на дону
    администрация анапа официальный москва анапа туры купить тур песчаное крым отели с бассейном

  19. санаторий русь анапа официальный сайт лечение геморроя в санатории
    курово свежий ветер гостиница горизонт геленджик oporno
    партенит крым отзывы 2021 военный санаторий сухум официальный сайт пушкинские горы лучшие отели

  20. hotel 22 барнаул гостевой дом семейный поповка
    каверзинские водопады маршрут азов гостиница прибой санаторий зеленая долина туапсе официальный сайт
    сан алушта шератон палас москва отели с закрытым бассейном

  21. кабардинка гостиница леман отель грин в орле
    комплекс бархатный сезон абрау дюрсо отель лагуна гостиница мурманск
    пермь гостиница визит сан юбилейный путевки в санаторий сосновый бор

  22. хостел академия кострома официальный сайт санаторий солнечный москва
    молодежный анапа минима отель судак гостевой дом с бассейном
    грей горизонт сочи гостиница милан фото гостиница коралл сочи

  23. паралимпийский санаторий евпатория отель 6 12 24
    санаторий кубань геленджик официальный ай петри цена реабилитационный центр в дорохово
    спа отель в выборге с бассейном туры в абхазию из краснодара где отдохнуть в сентябре 2022

  24. база отдыха энергия сочи отели алушты на карте с ценами
    тучково отель что быстрее самолет или поезд гостиница сбербанка в крыму
    алушта водопад джур джур мини отель на мирном обнинск спа отель в центре санкт петербурга

  25. ibis stupino сон у моря алупка
    гостиница узоры иркутск продажа гостиниц в геленджике курорт россия
    санатории спб и ло дельта сириус отель гостиница садко кропоткин

  26. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to assert that I get actually loved account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing for your augment and even I success you get admission to persistently fast. !

  27. I don’t even know how I stopped up right here, however I assumed this publish used to be good. I don’t understand who you’re however certainly you’re going to a famous blogger when you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

  28. Undeniably believe that which you stated. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the internet the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get irked while people consider worries that they plainly do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  29. best all inclusive family resorts in cancun
    [url=https://selisdolil1977.prublogger.com/17753987/story-about-easy-banana-cream-pie-recipe-with-real-bananas]best family all inclusive resorts 2021[/url]

  30. hyatt ziva cancun all inclusive resorts
    [url=https://slebamermo1982.estate-blog.com/17755614/history-about-recipe-for-banana-cream-pie-easy]all inclusive resorts hotel zone cancun[/url]

  31. excellence playa mujeres vs excellence riviera cancun
    [url=https://phaecrussibi1979.azzablog.com/16382251/history-about-easy-banana-cream-pie-recipe-with-vanilla-wafers]great paradisus cancun[/url]

  32. top all-inclusive resorts in cancun
    [url=https://sadasndjhg231.bloginder.com/20650288/tale-about-recipe-easy-banana-cream-pie-no-bake]cancun all inclusive packages[/url]

  33. best cancun resorts
    [url=https://sadasndjhg231.bloginder.com/20650288/tale-about-recipe-easy-banana-cream-pie-no-bake]mayan riviera all inclusive resorts 5 star adults only[/url]

  34. flight and hotel packages to cancun mexico
    [url=https://sadasndjhg231.bloginder.com/20650288/tale-about-recipe-easy-banana-cream-pie-no-bake]holiday packages cancun[/url]

  35. Pingback: 1bouncing

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *