# Excel - Remove holidays from calculation

Asked By Sal on 27-Dec-09 09:44 PM
```=IF(COUNT(K13:L13)<>2,"",NETWORKDAYS(K13,L13)-1)

This formula already excludes weekends from the calculation.

Do you know how I could improve this formula so that it does not include
holidays in the calculation, I can specify the holidays, and I will not get
an error message if Column K is blank?

Or

Do you know how I can improve this formula so that if Column K is blank I
will not get a #VALUE! message where the calculation should be?

=NETWORKDAYS(K13,L14,Holidays!A1:A29)-1```

Rick Rothstein replied to Sal on 27-Dec-09 10:13 PM
```Someone did not read the help files for the NETWORKDAYS function...

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Holidays is an optional range of one or more dates to
exclude from the working calendar, such as state and
federal holidays and floating holidays. The list can be
either a range of cells that contains the dates or an
array constant of the serial numbers that represent the
dates."

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Rick (MVP - Excel)```
ryguy7272 replied to Sal on 27-Dec-09 10:40 PM
```If text is not a number, the Value function will return #VALUE!
Look here for detailed description:
http://www.techonthenet.com/excel/formulas/value.php

I could not reproduce the #VALUE! scenario that you described, but maybe some
of those cells are formatted as text?  Try to convert (select > right-click >
format cells > date) them all to values and see what happens.

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Ryan---
Rick Rothstein replied to Rick Rothstein on 27-Dec-09 10:56 PM
```Someone did not read the OP's complete message and that person is... me!
Sorry, I did not see your whole message (mainly because I did not scroll down
to the bottom of it).

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Rick (MVP - Excel)```
Rick Rothstein replied to Sal on 27-Dec-09 11:00 PM
```How about this...

=IF(OR(K13="",L14=""),"",NETWORKDAYS(K13,L14,Holidays!A1:A29)-1)

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Rick (MVP - Excel)```
Sal replied to ryguy7272 on 27-Dec-09 11:16 PM
```Hello.  Thank you for the tip.  I tried out the conversion suggestions and I
got the same result.

I think the problem might be due to the fact that another formula resides in
Column K that will only pull data into the cell if certain conditions are
met.  Since I am only having problems with those cells that are blank I am
thinking this is the cause of the problem.

This also might be why you cannot reproduce the problem  That being said, do
you know how else I might be able to resolve the problem I am having?```
Sal replied to Rick Rothstein on 27-Dec-09 11:20 PM
```Hi Rick.  Thank you for the input.  I am looking to reference a list of
holidays from a range that contains the dates in a worksheet called Holidays.
I am not sure I completely understand.

Are you recommending to include NETWORKDAYS(start_date,end_date,holidays)
somewhere in this formula?

=NETWORKDAYS(K13,L14,Holidays!A1:A29)-1```
ryguy7272 replied to Sal on 27-Dec-09 11:36 PM
```I am still not sure what the problem is here.  Click the little question mark
symbol in the Main Excel view.  Type 'NETWORKDAYS' and yo will see a good
example of this this function works.  Copy/paste the example into a sheet
(fills cells A1:C7), and enter this function into cell E3;
=NETWORKDAYS(B3,B4,B5:B7)

What result do you get?  108?  That is correct.  Look at the logic.

I renamed a sheet to Holidays and entered =TODAY() in Cell A1.  in A2 I put
=A1+1 then filled down until A29.  now, back to the first sheet, enter this
in cell E3:  =NETWORKDAYS(B3,B4,Holidays!A1:A29)

What result do you get?  You should get 88.  try it.  Try to adopt that for
```Wow this is great.  I think the problem I am having might have been specific
```Thank you Rick.  This works well.  I think you figured it out.  I am thankful