Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Using date functions in data validation rules, part of Working with Dates and Times in Excel 2010.
In this worksheet, there is a Data Validation rule in Column B and the rule is…that the entries here must be more than two days later than the entries in…Column A, and here is the formula. And that's all well and good and it does…keep out a lot of bad data.…However, what if the Shipping Date that we have entered here is a Saturday or a Sunday?…Maybe you don't do shipping on those days.…What day of the week is this?…If you are familiar with the WEEKDAY function, 1 means Sunday. Let's not allow Sundays.…
Now this one is already here.…We'll have to change it manually or adjust it somehow, but Data Validation does…not control existing data, but let's change the rule here to make sure that the…entry not only meets its previous criteria, but also that it not include Sundays…as possible answers.…So clicking Column B, going back into Data Validation, let's change this rule…and put the word AND. This is the function AND that allows us to require…multiple criteria here.…
Not only must the entry in Column B be more than two days greater than the…
- 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
Excel 2010: Advanced Formatting Techniqueswith Dennis Taylor3h 2m 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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