WORKDAY Function – Google Sheets

The WORKDAY function calculates a workday a given number of days away from a date. You can optionally specify a list of holidays to exclude from the count. If your days, months, and years are in different cells, use the DATE function to combine them.



  • start_date – The date from which to start counting the days.
  • days – The number of days to add to the start_date
  • [holidays] – Optional specification of which days are to be excluded from the count of work days.

Related functions

WEEKDAY – Returns the week number for a given date.

DAYS – Find the number of days between two dates.

NETWORKDAYS.INTL – Calculate the number of working days in between two days and exclude specified days as weekends.

NETWORKDAYS – Calculate the number of working days in between two days and exclude weekends.

WORKDAY.INTL – Like this function but with movable weekends.


#NUM – The inputs are numbers but are not valid dates. This could happen if you used the 35th day of November, “11/35/2018”.

#VALUE! – The inputs are something that doesn’t convert to a number such as “The other day” or “Yester-yester-day”.

 Live examples in Sheets

Go to this spreadsheet for the examples of the WORKDAY function that you can study and use anywhere you would like.

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