If anyone know formula without code in SharePoint 2010 to show differens between dates without weekends and holidays, I'm trying to find solution but no result so far ...

I will be veru gratefull for support,

  • I achieved a passable solution using SPD workflows. – Dave Jul 28 '14 at 15:36

If you plan to do a calculated column, than indeed there is no out-of-the-box function that would it for you. The closest you could get is using the WEEKDAY to detect which day of a week it represents, and remove those (maybe build multiple calculated columns as support). I did found something close to what you are looking for (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS), maybe it helps:

=DATEDIF([Start Date],[Due Date],"D")-IF(WEEKDAY([Due Date])=7,FLOOR((DATEDIF([Start Date],[Due Date],"D")+WEEKDAY([Start Date]))/7,1)*2,FLOOR((DATEDIF([Start Date],[Due Date],"D")+WEEKDAY([Start Date]))/7,1)*2+1)+IF(WEEKDAY([Start Date])=7,2,1)

With SharePoint designer, if you plan to use this in a customization of a web part, with XSLT you could achieve the same, again, darn complicated - still nothing for Holidays as these are too specific - http://www.sharepointbloggers.com/2009/03/data-view-customization-calculating.html

In InfoPath though is much easier - few pointers http://alecpojidaev.wordpress.com/2008/12/30/infopath-codeless-programming-walkthrough-2/

  • I have already found it yesterday, it works but without holidays ... Thanks for support – Wilon Jan 20 '14 at 8:28
  • As already highlighted Holidays are too specific to each country, business, etc. I would see using the same thinking forward if you managed to establish what a Holidays means (e.g. another column having a certain value). – Marius Constantinescu - MVP Jan 20 '14 at 9:22
  • I have on my mind my local holiday days, I know it and I can set it to some column or custom list, it will be constant list. If after adding those information this case it is feasible? – Wilon Jan 20 '14 at 10:11
  • Yes, of course - still be aware that it will, most likely, apply to your case only. I still believe that introducing in the formula a 3rd column (e.g. a choice column to store the type of Event - one being Holidays - similar to what you find already out-of-the-box with the Category column) would do the trick! – Marius Constantinescu - MVP Jan 20 '14 at 12:24
  • Could you be so kind and help me how it should look like that formula? – Wilon Jan 20 '14 at 12:32

There's definitely no OOTB function that can do this. Just consider the different holidays around the world. How could you write a universal formula that takes into account all the different countries and calendar variations? So, I'm afraid you have to resort to some custom code functionality to do the calculation.

  • I don't search solution which will be work around the world. I want to use it in my country. It can be set to custom list or something else. – Wilon Jan 20 '14 at 8:34

I achieved this by using a calculated column and a workflow. Users choose a start date and end date. A calculated column calculates the interval and removes any weekend days from the result with this formula:


I then created a list of all holidays, numbering them 1-10

Create a workflow with variables: check date=StartDate and requested days=calculated column.

This will check your start date against your holiday list and subtract a day if there is a match, then it will increment to start date +1 and check again; this repeats until the end date has been checked.

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