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Highlight work starting on a weekend

Tom Roy
Tom Roy
edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2017 Posts

I was planning to use 

=IF(OR(WEEKDAY([Start]1) = 1, WEEKDAY([Start]1) = 7), "Weekend", "Weekday")

to highlight work starting on a weekend.Where 1 is Sunday and 7 is Saturday. And then use Cond Format as suggested by Greg Gates. 

Says "Unparseable"

My Start is Date job starts column and Weekday is column indicating weekday or weekend


  • J. Craig Williams
    J. Craig Williams ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    The formula looks fine. If there were not date in the date column, you would get an #INVALID DATA TYPE error, not #UNPARSEABLE

    If the [Start] column is valid, as soon as you hit 'Enter' in the cell, the [] should go away (they are not needed since the column name has no special characters or does not end in a number. 

    If they do not, verify your name.

    If they do, both instances in the formula should be syntax-colored.

    If you retyped the formula into the post here, then recheck it in the original source.

    I copied your formula into my sheet and it works fine.


  • Jason Anderson
    edited 10/24/17

    Just did a test and it seems like your formula would work fine if the targeted field is a date field. 

    =IF(OR(WEEKDAY([Start Date]10) = 1, WEEKDAY([Start Date]10) = 7), "Weekend", "Weekday")

    See rows 10 -12 in my Test formulas



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