To get the next working day, or next business day, you can use the WORKDAY function.

In the example shown, the formula in C4 is:


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The WORKDAY formula is fully automatic. Given a date and days, it will add days to the date, taking into account weekends and, optionally, holidays.

In this case, holidays are supplied as the named range holidays (E4:E8), so holidays are taken into account as well. Notice that Excel only cares about holiday dates, not holiday names.

Flexible weekends

WORKDAY defines a weekend as Saturday and Sunday. If you need more flexibility, use the WORKDAY.INTL function instead.

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