SharePoint Version is SharePoint 2007 standard

Scenario: I'm trying to apply a forumla from within the additional colum settings of a date/field data type. In particular, one that'll return the text display of the day that a date falls on. The formula I'd use in a calculated column is

=TEXT(WEEKDAY([DateFieldColumn]), "dddd")

However, I return the following error message. Any other tweak returns unsupported syntax.

"The formula contains a circular reference (the calculated column refers to itself). You must remove or change the circular reference."

Any ideas appreciated.

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If you want "Tuesday" from a Date try:


If you want "2" from a date (that falls on a Tuesday) try:


FWIW: "Pentalogic" provides a "cheat sheet" that will tell you all of this.

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