Automatic Formatting Of Cells Based On Rules / Criteria

Jul 22, 2014

I have a long set of data that I extract a "table" out of based on index matching controlled by 4 different criteria. This part is working as intended. However I need to format the cells with the corresponding "fetched data" based on another criteria. Makes sense? Have a look at a spreadsheet i made representing my problem. It has comments for the problems.

excel tableformatting problem.xlsx‎

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how to apply conditional formatting via VBA to a range of cells based on input from another range of cells. Obviously this would be easy in Excel 2010, but I'm still using 2003 at the office and it needs to stay in this format to be readable by other users:

For cells M8:EK8, my conditional formatting
condition 2: Formula Is =AND($E$8>=M2,(($E$8-$D$8)>=(N2-$M$2))), color index is 40
condition 3: Formula Is =AND($F$8<=M2,$G$8>=M2), color index is 39
I want to add:
condition 4: Formula Is =AND($H$8<=M2,$I$8>=M2), color index is 40
condition 5: Formula Is =AND($J$8<=M2,$K$8>=M2), color index is 39
and so on

The cells in the range M8:EK8 are blank, they only get colored based on input added to D8 to K8. If there is no input, then the cells should be uncolored.

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I would like to fill automatically the empty cell bellow Kyriakos the customer id 1154765 in new column. I want in column "new" to fill with customer id and when the customer id is empty to fill the same customer id as above customer id.

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Each time I run my macro, I want to refresh every cell, within a defined range within a Col P, with these rules.

So far, I can add the three rules to each cell, but when I try and add the format colour - for when a rule is met - I keep getting a 'Subscript out of range error'.

(As an aside, is my For / Next loop approach the best one to take to add the formatting to each cell, or can it be written much simpler?)

Here's my script:

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Dim Cell_in_ColP As Long
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Is this possible.

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