# Auto date change

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Hello,

=IF(OR(A1=1, A1=2, A1=3), TODAY(),"")

Iam yusing this formula on my work sheet. The problem is that when I open my sheet the next day all the entry dates change to today, I need the previous day entrees to stay the same and only the new entry to show todays date, please can any body help!!

Status Days Flag Job Description Date
1 16 May 2010

2 17 May 2010
1 20 May 2010

3 21 May 2010

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

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If you want to retain the date for good, then you have to use a macro or do it manually (copy, paste special as value)
Hi, thanks. New with this, how do I use a macro to solf this problem.

Thanks again for the help!!!
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If value in A1 is going to be keyed in manually you can use events

to do that

1. Press ALT + F11 to start VBE
2. Press CTRL + R to show project explorer
3. Double click on the sheet where the value of A1 is going to be changed
4. Paste this code
```Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)

' if the event was not triggered by first column (column A) then nothing to do
If (Target.Column <> 1) Then Exit Sub

' if event was not triggered by row 1
If (Target.Row <> 1) Then Exit Sub

' disable events so we dont get into cycle of events
Application.EnableEvents = False

If Target = 1 Or Target = 2 Or Target = 3 Then

' 1 row down, and one column to right
Target.Offset(1, 1) = CDate(Now)

' same row and one column to right
Target.Offset(0, 1) = ""

Else

' 1 row down, and one column to right
Target.Offset(1, 1) = ""

' same row and one column to right
Target.Offset(0, 1) = CDate(Now)

End If
' we are done now we can enable evetns again
Application.EnableEvents = True

End Sub```
cant save, error message, must save as macro type fil. Dont know where to select this type file to save.

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yeah since it is a macro, you have to save it as macro enabled file. and when you open the file make sure that you enabled the macro