Please see this discussion thread for a few possible solutions - 1 is out of the box, the other is using an extension object.
EDIT: Added link: Is there a way to add Date Picker Calendar object in Qlik Sense?
You might also be interested in this video: Understanding the Master Calendar (video)
I demonstrate some of this at the 9:50 time mark.
Available from our main video page: New to Qlik Sense Videos
Hope this helps.
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This video was very helpful, but users like to be able to pick a range from a number of dynamic drop downs Do you think this feature will come soon in next version of sense?
Extensions are not "supported" in theory when using them in a established business environment to create apps.
telling users to use >=date<=date is not practical
is there a way of creating a date field that when you select it, it shows either the next 12 months data in bar chart or previous 12 months?