Using Google Sheets, I need to know what the numeric working day of today is. Somehow I'm just missing something here.
I can already easily determine the number of working days remaining, with


but how do I figure out that today (October 1) for example, is day 1, Friday will be day 4, Monday will be day 5, etc.?

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    Is =day(today()) what you're looking for ?
    – pjmg
    Oct 1, 2019 at 19:53
  • No, I need the work day.
    – JVC
    Oct 1, 2019 at 22:29
  • What is the problem with =DAY(TODAY()) suggested on a previous comment?
    – Rubén
    Oct 1, 2019 at 22:58
  • It will give me the day of today including weekends. I need the work day. So Friday would be 4, next Monday would be 5 (not 7), etc.
    – JVC
    Oct 1, 2019 at 23:06

1 Answer 1


The general formula as you asked is:


Using fixed values for today "02/10/2019" for dates the above formula would be:


We use eomonth(today(),-1), so we take as our starting date the last day of the previous month.
We multiply the whole formula by -1 because we get a negative result.

Please have a go and try out the formula on this TEST spreadsheet

  • Aha... this appears to be exactly what I was trying to come up with. I'll live with it for a bit and mark this as correct if I can't break it. Thank you!
    – JVC
    Oct 2, 2019 at 12:40
  • "I'll live with it for a bit and mark this as correct if I can't break it". It won't. Please have a go at the test spreadsheet I linked. Oct 2, 2019 at 19:27

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