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In Excel you can right-click drag a date downwards to fill a column with the next dates in the sequence. For example if you enter 9/1/2014, select that cell, then right-click drag down over the cells below, Excel will fill those cells with 10/1/2014, 11/1/2014, etc for you. This doesn't work with a single cell selection in Google Sheets - how can I get this to work?

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The key is to enter at least the first two values to get auto fill to work with a pattern

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Although the question here came first, really the best answer to this question is on a dupe: webapps.stackexchange.com/a/30688/30971 This answer is pretty poor - no step-by-step, deferring to a page at support.google, which Google is famous for randomly deleting with no redirect. – Chris Moschini Apr 21 '15 at 16:57

The mistake is that you don't select both first and second sell (click and hover over both). When both are selected (both are highlighted), then drag the blue dot of the lower cell (like in Excel).

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