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Hi Stuart,

Please assist me on the below.

1. Actually i want to know how to create drop down cell for entering time and Date.

      For example, if i click the drop down cell i have to get current time and date. When ever i click the drop down it should give updated/current time.

      Because it will reduce my working time. That is the reason why i want create drop down cell rather than using formula at every time.

Kind Regards
Ravi.

Answer
On a new Excel workbook, select cells A1:A2, and apply the Date/Time format you want. In A1 enter

=NOW()

Select A2, and choose from menu Data, Data Validation, Allow: List, Source: =$A$1, OK.

Whenever you want to enter the current Date/Time in cell A2, first click the F9 key, then select from the A2 dropdown.
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