I want to do a calculation between two dates ie, 22/1/99 and 5/5/99 and
calculate the number of working days in the range. I am prepared to ignore bank
holidays and holy days.

Basically I want to know how many Monday to Fridays there are in the time
period. On the face of it, this seems like a simple formula, but I am finding
that the result depends on the Day of the start date and the number of days not
divisible by 7. The only way I can calc it at the moment is a function to do 7
case statements for Monday to Sunday, and embedded within each case, another
case to check the remainder after dividing by 7.

This seems like a terribly awkward way to tackle this.

I have checked in Access-L archives and I cannot find a function to do this
calc, has anyone any ideas ?

Mark,

Enclosed are the functions I wrote three years ago to solve the subject. They
aren't perfect but they should work OK.

HTH,

Shamil

P.S. The code:

'*+ ' Public domain. Written by Shamil Salakhetdinov. 1996. ' DARTS Ltd., St.Petersburg, Russia ' e-mail: shamil@marta.darts.spb.ru ' URL: http//marta.darts.spb.ru '*- ' ' Function smsQtyOfWorkingDays (pvarStartDate As Variant, pvarEndDate As Variant) As Integer ' ' This function calculates the quantity of working days between two dates. ' If StartDate > EndDate result is negative. ' '*- ' ' The speed of calculation does not depend on the quantity of workingdays between two dates. ' Below are the test measurements of the calculation speed compared with the WorkDays() function ' ('The Key to Access' April 1996). Test environment: Pentium 166, 32MB, Win95, MS Access 2.0 . ' Test functions were cycled 1000 times calculating workdays. ' ' SDate EDate WorkDaysQty WorkDays() smsQtyOfWorkingDaysBetween2WeekDays(..) ' ----- ------ ----------- -------------------------- ------------- -------------------------- ' '1/1/96 - 1/2/96: 23 workdays, ~10s, 1.15740738692693E-07 - < 1s, 1.15740767796524E-08 ' '1/1/96 - 1/3/96: 44 workdays, ~20s, 2.19907407881692E-07 - < 1s, 1.15740767796524E-08 ' '1/1/96 - 1/3/96, 65 workdays, ~30s, 3.47222223354038E-07 - < 1s, 1.15740695036948E-08 ' ... ' '1/1/66 - 1/4/96, 7890 workdays, --- ??? --- - < 1s, 1.15740767796524E-08 '*- Function smsQtyOfWorkingDays(pvarStartDate As Variant, pvarEndDate As Variant) As Integer On Error GoTo smsQtyOfWorkingDays_Err Dim lngStartDate As Long, lngEndDate As Long lngStartDate = CLng(CVDate(pvarStartDate)) lngEndDate = CLng(CVDate(pvarEndDate)) If lngStartDate <= lngEndDate Then smsQtyOfWorkingDays = DateDiff("w", lngStartDate, lngEndDate) * 5 + smsQtyOfWorkingDaysBetween2WeekDays(WeekDay(lngStartDate), WeekDay(lngEndDate)) Else lngStartDate = CLng(CVDate(pvarEndDate)) lngEndDate = CLng(CVDate(pvarStartDate)) smsQtyOfWorkingDays = -(DateDiff("w", lngStartDate, lngEndDate) * 5 + smsQtyOfWorkingDaysBetween2WeekDays(WeekDay(lngStartDate), WeekDay(lngEndDate))) End If smsQtyOfWorkingDays_Done: Exit Function smsQtyOfWorkingDays_Err: Resume smsQtyOfWorkingDays_Done End Function '*+ ' ' This function calculates the quantity of working days ' between two WeekDays. The weekdays' numbers are: ' ' Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat ' |---|---|---|---|---|---| ' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ' '*- Function smsQtyOfWorkingDaysBetween2WeekDays(intFirstWeekDay As Integer, intSecondWeekDay As Integer) On Error GoTo smsQtyOfWorkingDaysBetween2WeekDays_Err smsQtyOfWorkingDaysBetween2WeekDays = 0 Dim intForIdx As Integer, intCycle2 As Integer, intCnt As Integer intCnt = 0 If intFirstWeekDay <> intSecondWeekDay Then If intFirstWeekDay < intSecondWeekDay Then intCycle2 = intSecondWeekDay Else intCycle2 = intSecondWeekDay + 7 End If For intForIdx = intFirstWeekDay To intCycle2 - 1 Select Case intForIdx Mod 7 Case 1, 7: Case 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: intCnt = intCnt + 1 Case Else End Select Next intForIdx End If smsQtyOfWorkingDaysBetween2WeekDays = intCnt smsQtyOfWorkingDaysBetween2WeekDays_Done: Exit Function smsQtyOfWorkingDaysBetween2WeekDays_Err: Resume smsQtyOfWorkingDaysBetween2WeekDays_Done End Function

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