Find working days between two dates in SQL Server

Many a times it is required to find working days between two dates. We do know that DATEDIFF function can be used to find differences between two dates; however the working days calculation excludes weekends and holidays. This solution doesn’t consider holidays. The function for the same is given below.

CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].fn_CountWeekDays
    @fromdate Datetime,
    @todate Datetime

   (DATEDIFF(dd, @fromdate, @todate) + 1)
  -(DATEDIFF(wk, @fromdate, @todate) * 2)
  -(CASE WHEN DATENAME(dw, @fromdate) = 'Sunday' THEN 1 ELSE 0 END)
  -(CASE WHEN DATENAME(dw, @todate) = 'Saturday' THEN 1 ELSE 0 END)
  As NoOfWeekDays


The above function is an inline table valued function which accepts two parameters @fromdate and @todate. The statement DATEDIFF(dd,@fromdate,@todate) + 1 gives the number of dates between the two dates. The statement DATEDIFF(wk,@fromdate,@todate) gives the number of weeks between dates and * 2 gives us the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) count. The next two statements excludes the day if it’s a Saturday or Sunday.

The output from the function is given below.


Find working days between two dates SQL Server


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5 Comments on “Find working days between two dates in SQL Server”

  1. declare @startdate date,
    @enddate date, @a integer
    set @startdate=’2016-04-01′
    set @enddate=’2016-04-30′
    set @a=0
    select @startdate
    select @enddate
    while @startdate<=@enddate
    if Datename(dw,@startdate)in('Monday','Tuesday','Wednesday','Thursday','Friday')
    set @a=@a+1
    set @startdate=DATEADD(d,1,@startdate)
    select @a

  2. Hello everyone,
    I am struggling with the following problem. I need to calculate hours between 2 dates. For example let say that the start day is 01.03.2018 -Thursday and the end day is 06.03.2018 – Tuesday. I want to be able to calculate only the working hours between these 2 days. Let say that working hours are between 9 and 18. I tried a few things but no luck. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks

  3. thnk you for this function i really lookiing for it but a find it at the end thnks , a hane a small qu’estion what about if a want to add the Holidays also to the weekends

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