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# Excel/IF Today = Monday, Today - 3

Question
I would like a cell to return the following:

=IF(TODAY()="Monday",(TODAY()-3),(TODAY()-1)

I am going wrong somewhere....are you able to help?

In Excel dates are numbers, not text.

=TODAY() returns a number like 41235, which Excel recognizes as possibly being a date and allows you to FORMAT that number to show with any date display you'd like.  Formatting the cell as "DDDD" would show "Monday" to the user, but the value IN the cell is really a number, not "Monday".

So your formula would need to test the weekday of the date-number.  For example:

=IF(WEEKDAY(TODAY())=2, TODAY()-3, TODAY()-1)
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 Rating(1-10) Knowledgeability = 10 Clarity of Response = 10 Politeness = 10 Comment Thanks for your help! That's perfect

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