# How to count number of work days in a date range

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My first Dojo question. I hope it is worthy.

I need to create a simple table that shows the number of work days since the begining of the quarter, The total number of work days in the quarter and use those two numbers to calculate the percent of the quarter completed.

Is there a way to count the days in a date range that are not weekends or holidays?

Thanks,

Bill

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Hi Bill

We have many table cards that do something similar (Ship Day is roughly equivalent to business days):

In order to do this we have to bring in a dataset in our dataflow which has a calendar of what days count as business days.  Then we can flag the transaction day as a business day or not. We have another column that just shows how many business days there are per month, qtr, and year.  So for every transaction row we can determine how far along the timeline that particular transaction day was.

The key is the extra dataset. We have our own Oracle table for this, but Domo can also get you access to an informative calendar dataset.  It's a long list of days for years back and forward in time, and each day is classified under many categories: weekday, weekend, holiday, day of week, day number of year, etc.  It can be very helpful and you can probably find many uses for it.

Aaron
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Hi Bill

We have many table cards that do something similar (Ship Day is roughly equivalent to business days):

In order to do this we have to bring in a dataset in our dataflow which has a calendar of what days count as business days.  Then we can flag the transaction day as a business day or not. We have another column that just shows how many business days there are per month, qtr, and year.  So for every transaction row we can determine how far along the timeline that particular transaction day was.

The key is the extra dataset. We have our own Oracle table for this, but Domo can also get you access to an informative calendar dataset.  It's a long list of days for years back and forward in time, and each day is classified under many categories: weekday, weekend, holiday, day of week, day number of year, etc.  It can be very helpful and you can probably find many uses for it.

Aaron
MajorDomo @ Merit Medical

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• Member

Hi Aaron,

Thanks for the information. Have a good holiday.

Bill

• Coach

Thanks and you're welcome.  Same to you.

Aaron
MajorDomo @ Merit Medical

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@AndrewLacy  Would this solution work for any of our workday count needs?

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Please  tell me how to find the Networking days ie.the working days between the initial date and End Date.