Excel formula - odd behaviour Absolute/Relative/Drag formula

I have this formula in D2.

I want to drag this to C2. And I'm expecting that it will become this

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I'm expecting that the D will change to C in the 3rd argument.
Because the range D$13:D$1000 is absolute for rows but relative for columns.

BUT, when I drag it it does not change. I can't see why that is.
Can anybody spot it? Or tell me that my expectation is incorrect please?

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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
That something weird and shouldb't be the case.
Can you copy the formula from C2 and post it here?

BTW since in your formula, the criteria A2 is a relative reference, if you drag this formula from D2 to C2, it will throw an error in the Criteria reference because there is no cell available left to A2 unless you use $A2 instead of A2.
hindersalivaAuthor Commented:
I gave up on this. It was only a 'quirk' and I may have been mistaken in thinking it's a quirk. Haven't tried to reproduce it.

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