Use Validation to restrict date entries

Uploaded time: March 28, 2022 Difficulty: Beginner

Use Validation to restrict date entries

Use Validation to restrict date entries

Use Validation to restrict date entries

When editing a spreadsheet, we may want to restrict the contents to ensure effectiveness, such as requiring the dates cannot exceed today. Today we will tell you how to restrict the input dates using Validation.

First, select the cell range that contains the dates. Click Validation in the Data tab or use the shortcuts Alt+D+L.

The Data Validation dialog will pop up, where you can select Date at Allow. Then, click the Data drop-down button to restrict the date range. Here, we select less than or equal to. Enter 2022/03/22 at End date before clicking OK. 

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Now, let's enter a date after 2022/03/22, such as 2022/4/1. An error alert will appear, indicating the Validation function works.

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This is all about using Validation to restrict date entries. Did you get it?

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