Days between two DateTime values excluding weekends

In Apex, how can you calculate the number of days between two dates excluding any days that fall on the weekend?

This would be similar to the existing Date.daysBetween() method.

There is a similar question that deals with the same issue in formula fields – Calculating Turnaround Time in Date Fields.

The question How Can I Tell the Day of the Week of a Date? provides methods for finding the day of the week in Apex.


So I wrote some code to handle this recently. It is completely configurable, and as efficient as can be.

The most important thing is to set the isWorkingDay array with the right flags (index 0 is Monday) and to make sure workingDaysInWeek matches the number of true flags in the array. After that the method will return a value for you.

//array of seven boolean indicating working days, Monday is index 0
private static final List<Boolean> isWorkingDay;
//count of the number of working days in the array
private static final Integer workingDaysInWeek;
static {
    //my real implementation uses the Salesforce BusinessHours Object to populate this array
    isWorkingDay = new List<Boolean> { true, true, true, true, true, false, false };
    //You will have real problems if this number does not match the number of true flags in the array
    workingDaysInWeek = 5;
// Monday is January 1st, 1900.
private static final Date monday = Date.newInstance(1900, 1, 1);
private static Integer getDayOfWeek(Date value) {
    return Math.mod(monday.daysBetween(value), 7);

public static Integer getWorkingDays(Date startDate, Date endDate) {
    //save some calculations when the number of working days is 0
    if(workingDaysInWeek == 0 || startDate == null || endDate == null) {
        return 0;
    } else {
        Integer difference = startDate.daysBetween(endDate);
        if(difference == 0) {
            //If the 2 dates are the same day check if the day is a working day or not
            return isWorkingDay[getDayOfWeek(startDate)] ? 1 : 0;
        } else if(workingDaysInWeek == 7) {
            //when every day is a working day return the difference
            return difference;
        } else {
            //The guts of the solution
            Integer wholeWeeks = Math.floor(difference / 7).intValue();
            Integer workingDays = wholeWeeks * workingDaysInWeek;
            Integer dayOfWeek = getDayOfWeek(endDate);
            for(Integer remainder = Math.mod(difference, 7); remainder >= 0; remainder--) {
                if(isWorkingDay[dayOfWeek]) {
                if(dayOfWeek < 0) {
                    dayOfWeek = 6;
            return workingDays;

Source : Link , Question Author : Daniel Ballinger , Answer Author : user103272

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