Make Dates from Drop Down Lists in Excel

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How to use a drop down list (data validation) to create a date in Excel.

This technique creates a fully functional date serial number that Excel recognizes so you can perform any required date-based calculations or output display changes.

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Dates from Text in Excel (msft)

Data Validation (msft)

Data Validation for Dates (contextures)

 


Excel Function: DATEVALUE()
Downloadable Files: Excel File

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