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    Question SOLVED: Function needed for business days

    Hi there...can anyone tell me the Access equivalent for Excel's NETWORKDAYS function? I'm trying to use DATEDIF, but I don't see an option to include a list of holidays.

    Thanks!

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    Are you in the UK or elsewhere? If you are in the UK I can give you something that will calculate all working days and remove public holidays from the equation.

    If not, I can give you the basic workdays formula. I also have some US holiday formulae.

    Another method is to set a reference to Excel and make use of the NETWORKDAYS formula.

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    VBAX Master TonyJollans's Avatar
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    I'm afraid there is no equivalent in Access. You need to create your own table of holidays and write your own function. I'll knock something up and post back - if no one else does so first.
    Enjoy,
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    Nope, I am in the US. Thanks!

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    Tony...I've seen the following from another board, but I can't quite see how to post the holidays:

    [VBA] Function NetWorkDays(Start_Date As Date, End_Date As Date, Holidays() As =
    Variant) As Integer
    Dim intX As Integer
    Dim intCount As Integer
    Dim intUbound As Integer
    Dim tempEnd_Date As Date
    intX =3D DateDiff("d", Start_Date, End_Date)
    intCount =3D 0
    Do Until intCount =3D intX
    Select Case WeekDay(DateAdd("d", intCount, Start_Date))
    Case vbSaturday, vbSunday
    intX =3D intX - 1
    End Select
    intCount =3D intCount + 1
    Loop
    tempEnd_Date =3D DateAdd("d", intCount, Start_Date)
    For intX =3D LBound(Holidays) To UBound(Holidays)
    If Holidays(intX) >=3D Start_Date And Holidays(intX) <=3D =
    tempEnd_Date Then
    intCount =3D intCount - 1
    End If
    Next
    NetWorkDays =3D intCount
    End Function
    [/VBA]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abulafia
    Another method is to set a reference to Excel and make use of the NETWORKDAYS formula.
    Scrub that; I forgot that NETWORKDAYS isn't a standard function and is part of the Analysis Toolpak.

    Have a look at Pat Hartman's database on this forum.

    This extra post by myself here may also be of some interest to you.

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    Abulafia...the function you pointed me to works great. I think this thread can be considered SOLVED. But, the user will have to create a new table called tblHolidays (below) within the same DB as the code for it to work. Easy enough to do. THANKS!!!!

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    Last edited by TonyJollans; 07-23-2004 at 07:02 AM. Reason: Break long string

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    YUK...sorry for the terrible post!

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    babsc01 - that routine takes in an array of holidays, something like ..

    [VBA] Dim Holidays(2) as Date
    Holidays(0) = #01 Jan 2004#
    Holidays(1) = #25 Dec 2004#
    Holidays(2) = #26 Dec 2004#
    [/VBA]
    Then call like ..

    [VBA] NetWorkDays(StartDate, EndDate, Holidays)[/VBA]
    .. or without declaring your own array, you can just do ..

    [VBA]
    NetWorkDays(StartDate, EndDate, Array(#01 Jan 2004#, #25 Dec 2004#, #26 Dec 2004#))
    [/VBA]

    Seems little point in me knocking anything up now
    Enjoy,
    Tony

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    I edited your post - just broke the long string in two
    Enjoy,
    Tony

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    Teach him how to fish and he'll sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

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