A date picker in Google Sheets is a calendar that automatically appears under a specific cell when you click on it.
The easiest way to insert a date picker in a specific cell in Google Sheets is by using the Data Validation option in the Data tab.
The following example shows how to use this option to insert a date picker in practice.
Example: How to Insert a Date Picker in Google Sheets
Suppose we would like to insert a date picker into cell B1 of the following sheet:
To do so, click on cell B1, then click the Data tab, then click Data Validation from the dropdown menu:
In the Data validation rules panel that appears, click Add Rule:
Then click the dropdown menu under Criteria and choose Is valid date:
Lastly, under the section called If the data is invalid click the button next to Reject the input, then click Done:
Now, when you click on cell B1 a date picker will automatically appear where you can click on any valid date you’d like to use in the cell:
The following tutorials explain how to perform other common operations in Google Sheets: