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Showing weekend dates with conditional formatting

Becky Swanwick
edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2016 Posts

Hi there,


Is there any way of showing weekend dates with conditional formatting? I would just like to add this to my schedules, so that when they're being updated, any dates that knock on to a weekend are highlighted for me.


Note: some of my suppliers work at weekends and some don't, so I can't just change my settings to show Monday to Friday, but I do need to know when weekends fall.





  • Greg Gates
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    Absolutely! The easiest way to do this would be to add an extra column to your sheet that determines whether a date falls on a Weekend or not. The formula might look something like this (1 is "Sunday", and 7 is "Saturday"):

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


    Then, do your conditional formatting based on the result in this column. It might look something like:

    If DayTypeColumn is "Weekend" then apply this format (red background) to the Date Column


    Since you don't actually need to see the new column at all, I would probably just hide it once you've put the formula in. I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any questions.

  • This is interesting Greg!


    I was browsing to see if I can get an answer for the question I am having. 


    I have a one task (row ) for deployment in one of project sheet. But deployment does not happen on specific days in a year. 

    So for that one deployment task if some put a date that is one amoung the blackout dates (no deployment days)  can i highlight it or format it in some form ?  


    How do i accomplish that? any thoughts?

  • Becky Swanwick

    Thanks, Greg, I was hoping to get away without adding another column, but I guess not! At least it is possible, so that's good anyway :)

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