To find the day of the week from a date in Microsoft Excel, you can use the “TEXT” function along with the “WEEKDAY” function. Here are the steps:
- Enter the date in any cell in Excel. For example, enter “4/15/2023” in cell A1.
- In another cell, enter the formula “=TEXT(A1,”dddd”)”. This formula uses the “TEXT” function to convert the date in cell A1 to a day of the week, using the format “dddd” to display the full day name.
- Press enter to apply the formula. The result will be the day of the week for the date entered in cell A1. For example, “Saturday”.
- If you want to use the “WEEKDAY” function instead of the “TEXT” function, enter the formula “=WEEKDAY(A1)” in a cell. This formula will return a number from 1 to 7 that represents the day of the week, with Sunday being 1 and Saturday being 7.
- If you want to display the day name instead of the number, modify the formula to “=TEXT(A1,”dddd”)” or “=TEXT(A1,”ddd”)” to display the abbreviated day name.
Note: In both formulas, “A1” refers to the cell containing the date that you want to convert. You can modify the formula as needed to refer to a different cell or range of cells.