Salesforce.com provides many useful field types from formulae and roll-up summaries to the simple URL field. One field that can be a little frustrating for users, due to the way it allows only a limited selection of year values to be chosen from the pick list, is the date field.
When clicking on a date field, the user is automatically presented with a pop up calendar and when selecting the year pick list, they can only select from a range of seven years. The seven-year range is based on the current year.
The minimum year selectable is the year prior to the current year and the maximum value of year that can be selected is the current year plus five years.