Do you call the day of the week 'a' in the Excel date form?

여승욱 0 Reputation points
2023-05-10T01:30:58.57+00:00

Hi, I am a Korean Excel user
I'll post a question about the Excel date format.
In the Excel date format, y is expressed as 'year', d is expressed as 'day', and m is expressed as 'month'.
But why do you have to express 'day of week' as 'a'??

I'll be waiting for your answer

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  1. Emily Hua-MSFT 27,571 Reputation points
    2023-05-10T07:22:43.2033333+00:00

    Hi @여승욱

    Welcome to Q&A forum ~

    This is an interesting question, I tried toresearch it., but I didn't find any explanation from Microsoft for this. Thanks for your understanding.

    Besides, I personally agree with Dillon Silzer's guess.


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  2. Barry Schwarz 2,271 Reputation points
    2023-05-25T16:43:06.8766667+00:00

    You can specify ddd to obtain a 3-character abbreviation of the weekday name

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