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How to limit date range entry in an Excel column?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-09-08

In Excel, the Data Validation feature is powerful, which can force user to select data form a list, prevent duplicate values from being entered, and so on. In this article, I introduce how to limit date range entry by Data Validation in Excel column.

Limit date range entry in Excel

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To limit date range entry in a range of cells, you just need to do as following steps:

1. Firstly, you need to specify the date range in cells.
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2. Select a cell you want to limit date range entered, and click Data > Data Validation. See screenshot:
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3. In the Data Validation dialog, click Date from the Allow list, and choose between from the Data list, and click Browse button doc selectto specify the start date and end date separately into the Start date and End date text boxes. See screenshot:
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4. Click OK. Now the selected cell will be limited to entered within a date range.
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If there is another date which is out of the date range, a warning dialog will pop out as below screenshot shown.
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Note: with this method, you only can limit one cell entered within a date range once time.

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Ich habe folgendes Problem:
Ich habe ein Feld mit Start (H6) und ein Feld mit End Datum (H7). Wenn ich dann die Datenüberprüfung auf das Feld A2 mache, damit da nur das Datum zwischen H6 und H7 eingegeben werden kann, funktioniert das für dieses Feld. Wenn ich jetzt aber dieses Formel herunterziehe mit der Ecke, dann können auch Datums über dieses Start/End Datum gehen. Wenn ich aber die Datums händisch eingebe funktioniert es einwandfrei. Jedoch ist es stressig 30 Datums einzugeben, weshalb diese Ecke sehr gelegen kommt. Gibt es eine Möglichkeit, dass man bei dem Ecke ziehen dann auch nur bis zu diesem Datum ziehen kann?
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Ich verstehe nicht klar, meinst du, die Datenüberprüfung zu behalten, wenn du den Autofill-Griff nach unten ziehst?
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