Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Using date controls in data validation rules, part of Excel 2007: Working with Dates and Times.
A big problem with database data is bad data from the start, and the Data…Validation capability in Excel is quite adept at giving you tools for…controlling information before it goes into a worksheet.…Let's imagine how we can use this effectively with date type data.…And we are talking about two possible situations here.…Let's imagine column A is all by itself here on this worksheet.…We'll ignore the other data.…We want to make sure that the dates that go in here fall within a certain range.…
Now, possibly you might have a restriction that says they must follow or must be…after a certain date, or before a certain date, maybe even both.…With Data Validation, it's often best if you use a column, although that's…not always appropriate.…It depends upon the nature of the data, and how much you are going to have.…Let's just say that in column A, you are going to make sure that any date that…goes in here meets our requirements.…So on the Data tab, we want to click Data Validation.…And under Allow, let's choose Date.…
- Understanding how Excel records and stores dates and times
- Looking at standard date/time entry options and acceptable alternatives
- Using the TODAY and NOW functions
- Customizing date formats
- Exploring keyboard shortcuts
- Formatting time for hours over 24
- Calculating differences across dates and times
- Rounding calculations
- Working with holidays
- Validating with dates
- Converting formatted dates to usable data
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Excel's Date/Time System
2. Creating Date/Time Entries
3. Date/Time Formatting
4. Excel's Date/Time Functions
5. Calculating with Dates and Times
6. Using Dates and Times with Excel Commands
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