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Jan 4, 2010

I am trying to create a formula, comparing the date in column A to 3 fixed dates, then calculate the value in column C:


Where Sheet1!B2, B3 and B4 are the fixed dates (5/15/2010, 8/31/2010 and 10/31/2010). I would like to copy the formula into multiple cells, but keep the references to the fixed dates the same. When I do a copy, paste, the resulting formula becomes:


I need the Sheet1 references to remain the same. Or, can I hard-code dates in a formula?

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