# Populate the Day of the week using a calendar date

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Is there a magic formula I can use to populate the day of the week (Mon, Tue, Wed, Etc...) given the calendar date in another field?

Ex: Calendar Date Day of Week

08/18/2021 Wed

08/19/2021 Thu

Thanks!

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I hope you're well and safe!

Try something like this. (update the column name to match yours)

```=
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 1, "Sunday",
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 2, "Monday",
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 3, "Tuesday",
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 4, "Wednesday",
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 5, "Thursday",
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 6, "Friday",
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 7, "Saturday")))))))
```

Did that work/help?

I hope that helps!

Be safe and have a fantastic week!

Best,

Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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@Andrée Starå Worked like a charm! Thank you!

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I hope you're well and safe!

Try something like this. (update the column name to match yours)

```=
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 1, "Sunday",
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 2, "Monday",
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 3, "Tuesday",
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 4, "Wednesday",
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 5, "Thursday",
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 6, "Friday",
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 7, "Saturday")))))))
```

Did that work/help?

I hope that helps!

Be safe and have a fantastic week!

Best,

Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

Did my post(s) help or answer your question or solve your problem? Please support the Community by marking it Insightful/Vote Up or/and as the accepted answer. It will make it easier for others to find a solution or help to answer!

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Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

W: www.workbold.com | E:andree@workbold.com | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

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@Andrée Starå Worked like a charm! Thank you!

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Excellent!

Happy to help!

Remember! Did my post(s) help or answer your question or solve your problem? Please support the Community by marking it Insightful/Vote Up or/and as the accepted answer. It will make it easier for others to find a solution or help to answer!

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@Angie M Graham Could you show me more on how you used this? I'm looking into doing this for an entire year but not sure what the most simple formula would be. I have a date column and a day column. I need the day to auto populate once a date is entered. Is this possible?

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edited 08/27/21
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Hi @Laura

I hope you're well and safe!

Did you test the method I described? (see below)

Try something like this. (update the column name to match yours)

```=
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 1, "Sunday",
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 2, "Monday",
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 3, "Tuesday",
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 4, "Wednesday",
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 5, "Thursday",
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 6, "Friday",
IF(WEEKDAY([Appt Date]@row) = 7, "Saturday")))))))
```

Did that work/help?

I hope that helps!

Be safe and have a fantastic weekend!

Best,

Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

Did my post(s) help or answer your question or solve your problem? Please support the Community by marking it Insightful/Vote Up or/and as the accepted answer. It will make it easier for others to find a solution or help to answer!

SMARTSHEET EXPERT CONSULTANT & PARTNER

Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

W: www.workbold.com | E:andree@workbold.com | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

Feel free to contact me for help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or anything else.

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