Highlight Weekend Dates


Hi, I am super new to smartsheet and still learning. I have no previous experience with formulas.

I have a column that has dates in it, but I want them to highlight red or something if the date is a weekend. Is this possible? What would the formula be if it is?

Thank you in advance for any help.


  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You would need to insert a helper column and use conditional formatting based on that. I would suggest a text/number column with the following column formula that will output "Weekend" on rows where the date is either a Saturday or a Sunday.

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

    You can then hide this helper column to keep it from cluttering up the sheet too much.

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