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Hi, I am creating a holiday request application and i would like the employees to input a start date and end date then the microflow calculate the duration in days excluding weekends. Does anybody have any idea on how to do this? Thanks

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Ben Ashley

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Heey Ben,

A while back i uploaded a module to the appstore that can do this for you.

Take a look at https://appstore.home.mendix.com/link/app/110117/

Kind regards,

Edo

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Edo Ekkel

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You could also do it by logic thinking.

**Step 1, calculate the amount of full weeks you have in the period, and multiply this with 5.**

– *(daysBetween($StartDate,$EndDate) – (daysBetween($StartDate,$EndDate) mod 7) div 7)*5*

**Step 2, find out which days are in your remainder (because you could have not full weeks)**

– Create a variable with the number of remainder days: *daysBetween($StartDate,$EndDate) mod 7. *

– The rest could be done in the microflow like this.

**EDIT: Damn, forgot to plus the counter. So before “change Variable” also add 1 to the counter variable.**

Step 3: Now just add those two numbers, and you have the amount of non-weekend days. (Ofcourse now you have holidays included, but the question said excluding weekends :) )

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Albert Leijenhorst