cancel
Showing results for
Did you mean:
Member

## Only count business days in date diff count

I need to run a report to see how long it takes something to be done.

I have

StartDate and EndDate columns and can use a DateDiff(EndDate,StartDate) to get total days it took.

What I would like to do is be able to NOT count weekend days in the count. So example would be

StartDate               EndDate            ActualTotalDays               TotalDaysWOWeekends

1/31/2018              2/2/2018                     2                                           2

2/2/2018                2/7/2018                    5                                            3  (not counting 2-3 & 2-4)

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Member

## Re: Only count business days in date diff count

Does something go in [Value] area?  Here is my formula  and I get "The arguments in GenerateSeries function cannot be blank

TotalDaysWOWeekends =
VAR MyDates =
GENERATESERIES ( V_ACCT[visit_disch_date] + 1, V_ACCT[V_ACCT_HIM_Grouper.ipg_mrcomp_date] ),
"Day", WEEKDAY ( [Value], 2 )
)
RETURN
COUNTROWS ( FILTER ( mydates, [Day] <= 5 ) )

7 REPLIES 7
Super User III

## Re: Only count business days in date diff count

Try this Column

```TotalDaysWOWeekends =
VAR MyDates =
GENERATESERIES ( TableName[StartDate] + 1, TableName[EndDate] ),
"Day", WEEKDAY ( [Value], 2 )
)
RETURN
COUNTROWS ( FILTER ( mydates, [Day] <= 5 ) )```
Try my new Power BI game Cross the River
Super User III

## Re: Only count business days in date diff count

@kattlees

Try my new Power BI game Cross the River
Member

## Re: Only count business days in date diff count

Does something go in [Value] area?  Here is my formula  and I get "The arguments in GenerateSeries function cannot be blank

TotalDaysWOWeekends =
VAR MyDates =
GENERATESERIES ( V_ACCT[visit_disch_date] + 1, V_ACCT[V_ACCT_HIM_Grouper.ipg_mrcomp_date] ),
"Day", WEEKDAY ( [Value], 2 )
)
RETURN
COUNTROWS ( FILTER ( mydates, [Day] <= 5 ) )

Super User III

## Re: Only count business days in date diff count

@kattlees

See my file attached here

You could share your file with me

VALUE is the column created by GenerateSeries function

Try my new Power BI game Cross the River
Highlighted
Super User III

## Re: Only count business days in date diff count

@kattlees

May be you have some BLANK dates

Try my new Power BI game Cross the River
Super User III

## Re: Only count business days in date diff count

@kattlees

Yes I get this error when I make any of the dates is BLANK

See the pic below

Try my new Power BI game Cross the River
Member

## Re: Only count business days in date diff count

Thank you so much! This worked perfectly.

Announcements

#### Meet the 2020 Season 1 Power BI Super Users!

It’s the start of a new Super User season! Learn all about the new Super Users and brand-new tiered recognition system.

#### Super User Challenge: Can You Solve These?

We're celebrating the start of the New Super User season with our first ever Super User 'Can You Solve These?' challenge.

#### Power BI Desktop Update - February 2020

We are super excited for our update this month, as we are releasing two of our top community requests!