# Function: Weekday

### Description

Returns the day of the week (1-7), where each week is assumed to begin on a designated day (e.g., Tuesday is the third weekday if weeks are designated to begin on Sunday, but Tuesday is the second weekday if weeks are designated to begin on Monday).

### Syntax

Weekday(date[,startday])

### Arguments

date may be any valid date in the range 1/1/1601-12/31/2400.

startday is an optional argument that designates the day that begins each week. This value may be in the range 1 (representing Sunday) to 7 (representing Saturday).

Note: If the startday argument is omitted, Sunday is assumed to be the first day of the week.

### Return value

This function returns a number in the range 1-7, representing the relative offset starting with the day that has been designated to begin the week (e.g., if weeks begin on Sunday, 1 represents Sunday, 2 represents Monday, etc).

### Calculated field example

If you were reading this help message on June 7, 2007, the following function would return the value 5, indicating that June 7, 2007 is a Thursday: Weekday(Today())

### Filter/Find example

Records representing long distance telephone calls placed on weekend days can be selected or found using the expression: Weekday(Call_date)=1.Or.Weekday(Call_date)=7