Inputting date into date column using keyboard

There are occasions where manually typing a date into a date column is much quicker than clicking on the field and searching through the months to find the correct date.

I’m implementing a document register / review board and some of the effective dates are in the past, in some cases a couple of years ago. I did import my existing register from excel to but I didn’t notice that some of the data was not matching. It was too late to start again.

I now need to manually go through and amend a few fields. It would be quicker to manually type in the date using the keyboard. What is everyone’s thoughts o this?

I fully agree. Inputting birthdays seems faster by typing from keyboard then clicking through years, then months and dates.