## How to use the NETWORKDAYS function

*Article last updated on April 19, 2018*

The NETWORKDAYS function returns the number of working days between two dates, excluding weekends. It also allows you to ignore a list of holiday dates that you can specify.

Formula in cell D3:

### Excel Function Syntax

NETWORKDAYS(*start_date*, *end_date*, [*holidays*])

### Arguments

start_date |
Required. The start date you want to use in the function. |

end_date |
Required. The end date you want to use. |

[holidays] |
Optional. Excludes this list of dates from being counted. |

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