Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Using date controls in data validation rules, part of Excel 2010: Working with Dates and Times.
A critical tool for controlling information before it gets into a worksheet is a…feature called Data Validation in Excel.…As we look at the data here in Column A, we are going to be putting in sales dates.…And let's imagine that in this particular worksheet that all the dates have…to fall within a certain range. Maybe it's for the year 2010, maybe it's for…the last half of the year, the first half or whatever. We can put controls to keep out bad data.…Column A, now many times if you are about to use Data Validation, it makes…sense, certainly not always, but makes sense here, to choose the entire columns,…just makes it simpler.…
The feature we are referring to is on the Data tab, and it's called Data Validation.…Now, in Column A, we want to make sure that these dates fall either within a…certain range, or they come after a certain date or before a certain date.…We have got some options here.…But on the Settings tab under Allow, click the arrow here, Date.…It automatically prompts us to use between.…
- 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
1. Excel's Date/Time System
2. Creating Date/Time Entries
3. Date/Time Formatting
4. Date/Time Functions
5. Calculating with Dates and Times
6. Using Dates and Times with Excel Commands
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