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# How To Use WORKDAY() Function in Google Sheets

Description

Calculates the end date after a specified number of working days.

Common Questions about the WORKDAY formula:
• What is the syntax of the WORKDAY formula?
• When should I use the WORKDAY formula?
• How should I properly refer to specific dates in the WORKDAY formula?
• Do I need to account for holidays?

How can the WORKDAY formula be used appropriately?
• Use the WORKDAY formula to calculate the date a certain number of work days from a given start date.
• Enter the start and end dates, acknowledging any holidays or non-business days in the formula.
• Use the WORKDAY formula to calculate the date difference between two specific dates, taking into consideration holidays and non-business days.

How can the WORKDAY formula be commonly mistyped?
• Typing dates with the wrong format
• Extraneous characters in the formula
• Using the wrong number of arguments
• Forgetting the ""/"" between dates

What are some common ways the WORKDAY formula is used inappropriately?
• Assuming the WORKDAY formula automatically accounts for holidays or non-business days.
• Not using the correct syntax and arguments in the formula.
• Using incorrect date formats.

What are some common pitfalls when using the WORKDAY formula?
• Overly complex formulas can lead to slower calculation performance.
• Missing holiday information may cause incorrect results.
• Not properly accounting for start or end dates can lead to errors.

What are common mistakes when using the WORKDAY Formula?
• Relying on the ‘guess' mode of the WORKDAY function leads to potentially incorrect results.
• Not entering the correct arguments within the WORKDAY formula can lead to errors.
• Referencing the wrong dates or incorrectly entering date information in the formula can cause problems.

What are common misconceptions people might have with the WORKDAY Formula?
• Not understanding that the WORKDAY formula requires explicit start and end date arguments.
• Not understanding that the WORKDAY formula does not automatically account for holidays or other non-business days.
• Believing that the WORKDAY formula can only be used for calculations based on calendar days, rather than work days or business days.

How To Actually Use WORKDAY() in Sheets

`WORKDAY(start_date, num_days, [holidays])`

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