#### Weekday formula

```Can anyone help with the weekday formula.
What I want to do is enter the date  in say A1 11/20/2003 and have B
return the answer of Thursday. Currently I use the weekday formula bu
only returns the number of the day.

B

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```There are several ways to do this.  One is to enter =A1 and format the cell
with a custom number format of dddd.  Another way is to use the function
=TEXT(A1,"dddd").

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Cordially,
Chip Pearson
Microsoft MVP - Excel
Pearson Software Consulting, LLC
www.cpearson.com

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> Can anyone help with the weekday formula.
> What I want to do is enter the date  in say A1 11/20/2003 and have B1
> return the answer of Thursday. Currently I use the weekday formula but
> only returns the number of the day.
>
> Thanks in advance
> BW
>
>
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chip1612 (31)
11/20/2003 10:08:12 PM
```The easiest way is just to use =A1 in cell B1 and custom
format B1 as "dddd" under Format > Cells > Number tab.

Or use this in B1:

=TEXT(A1,"dddd")

HTH
Jason
Atlanta, GA

>-----Original Message-----
>
>Can anyone help with the weekday formula.
>What I want to do is enter the date  in say A1 11/20/2003
and have B1
>return the answer of Thursday. Currently I use the
weekday formula but
>only returns the number of the day.
>
>BW
>
>
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jason.morin (561)
11/20/2003 10:11:00 PM
```1. You can custom format the cell as  dddd (1900 date system)
2. Have a range (here called "days") with the 7 days of the week an
use something like :-
=INDEX(days,WEEKDAY(A1)

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