Translate Dates into Text for Day of Week

Smokeyham

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Feb 1, 2006
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Hello,

Using Excel 2007 I have a table which has dates and number of visitors. I wanted to translate the date into a day of the week.

Easy enough I thought; just choose special formatting. That works, but I need the day to actually be text. If I copy the "day of the week" and paste special (value) then I end up with a number as shown in Column D. Any thoughts on how I can get the text for the day instead?

What I will want to do eventually is write a formula which increases the number in Column B by a factor, depending on the day of the week.

Thanks for any ideas.


Excel Workbook
ABCD
1DateNumber of PeopleDay of WeekPaste Value
26/8/201425841798
36/9/201416941799
46/10/201417741800
56/11/201418741801
66/12/201419541802
76/13/201427341803
86/14/201433241804
96/15/201440241805
106/16/201417841806
116/17/201420841807
126/18/201417541808
136/19/201426441809
146/20/201426841810
156/21/201436941811
166/22/201430341812
176/23/201415241813
186/24/201416641814
196/25/201419641815
206/26/201418941816
216/27/201420741817
226/28/201433841818
TRAFx Daily totals (2014-05-23
 

irakrakow

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Apr 24, 2014
Messages
22
Use the TEXT function, with the "dddd" format. The formula in Cell E2 would be:

=TEXT(A2,"dddd")

Then copy the formula down Column E.
 

vogel997

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Jan 22, 2010
Messages
412
try this
=TEXT(A2,"dddd")
<colgroup><col width="236" style="width: 177pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 8630;"> <tbody> </tbody>
 

Smokeyham

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Feb 1, 2006
Messages
110
Thanks so much for the responses! That worked exactly the way I need to. Much appreciated!
 

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