# Conditional Format If No Formula

May 29, 2009
I was wondering if anyone knows if you can set conditional formatting if the cell contains no formula but is not blank.

We use many formulas to calculate cells and we need to the cell to be colored if there is no formula entered. But the cell is not necessarily blank or zero.

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Oct 21, 2013

I have a file with two columns

Column A has a list of equipment names, for example: EQ1, EQ2, EQ3, etc.

Column B has serial numbers of equipment from column A.

I need to create a complex conditional formatting, which will check:

If A1=EQ1, and B1"HCC*" then make it red,

OR

if A1=EQ2, and B1"ABC*" then make it red,

OR

if A1=EQ3, and B1OR("CDE*","FGE") then make it red.

And then same thing for A2, B2 cells.

I have thousands of rows in both columns.

I have to check whether selected equipment name corresponds with entered serial name pattern. I don't know how to do it for each row separately.

I thought of something like:

1st condition: =AND(A1="EQ1",LEFT(B1,3)"HCC")

2nd condition: =AND(A1="EQ2",LEFT(B1,3)"ABC")

...

But how do I apply this conditional formatting to each row, so that it will compare A2 with B2, A3 with B3, and so on, instead of comparing A1 with B1 in all of the rows?

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Oct 2, 2009

I have a spreadsheet where I have certain cells that contain a link to copy a number from another tab in the spreadsheet.

At times, I have to plug in a number to try certain values. In doing this, I overwrite the link or formula. I then do an 'undo' to bring it back to the original link or formula.

I would like to put a conditional format based on the cell's content. If it is the formula, leave it as is. If it is overwritten by a number, I want it to change colors to remind me to undo my change when I am done.

The conditional formatting options I have found so far allow me to format according the the value in the cell but not the nature of it's content: number of formula.

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Mar 13, 2014

I have a set of data in A:P

I have a named range "TR" in which I need to look up a value

I would like to conditionally format Columns M:P if the value in the cell is less than a value in the lookup table

Column M corresponds with the 2nd column of the lookup table

Column N corresponds with the 3rd column of the lookup table ETC

My formula would be:

if M2 < Vlookup(b2&g2,TR,2,false) then conditional format

if N2 < Vlookup(b2&g2,TR,3,false) then conditional format

etc for Columns O and P

I have attached a sample workbook. TEST CONDITIONAL FORMAT.xlsx

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Dec 3, 2009

I would like to combine a formula with conditional format:

In P10

If I4 = "FPI/FPI" and P10 = "Y", then the cell pattern is a different color.

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Jun 19, 2014

How to conditionally format an array formula? The basic formula is an index(match criteria1 and match criteria2. I have come across sites where they mention you can incorporate aggregate into the formula to remove the Alt+Ctrl+Shift thus allowing for the formula to work in conditional formatting. Shown below is the formula I am trying to use. Basically if the formula below = today() then be yellow.

{=IFERROR(INDEX(Table2[Comp Req Date],MATCH(1,([@[SLDR_EF]]=

Table2[Component Material])*([@[Grand Sequence]]=Table2[Order Seq Num]),0)),"")}

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Jun 17, 2009

I'm using this formula in a Conditional Format rule.

=CELL("row")=ROW()

Can anyone help me modify it, so that only the active cell is formatted instead of the entire row?

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Jan 12, 2007

I want to gray out a row of cells (B11:M11) when "x" is entered in cell M11. Suggestions for using Conditional Formatting or a formula would be great. I have tried a couple of formulas but none work.

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Apr 9, 2009

I want to create a conditional format formula which is based on values in 2 cells.

Example:

Cell B1 = 100

Cell C1 = 50

I want a formule for cell A1 which turns red for exmaple when B1 is higher then 85 and Cell C1 is lower then 85. Only in this case the conditional format should work.

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Jan 25, 2012

I have a large spreadsheet with a number of columns that are set up for conditional formatting. For example a column of "BUY"'s and "SELL"'s where the "BUY"s are formatted with the default "light green fill, dark green text". I have other columns that are conditionally formatted using a formula. When I base the result on a formula I don't seem to have the option to use the default formats. Is it possible to use the defaults or maybe even how to customize my format to look like the default? It would look a lot better if I had a uniform red/green style throughout the sheet.

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Jul 1, 2012

I am using a conditional formula to compare if a cell in column A is higher than a cell in column B. If a cell is blank the cell is formatting. I am trying to highlight only cells with numbers. Any formula to place in the conditional format formula that will evaluate the cells excluding a blank cell?

ie: grapes and pears should be highlighted because value in column B is less than column A but the conditional format is highlighting apples also where apples should have no highlighting because the value in column B is none or blank.

A B

oranges 2.49 3.25

grapes 1.99 1.89

apples 1.00

pears 1.11 1.03

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Jul 21, 2012

I am lookin to apply CF to a cell based on the value of the left two numbers in a concatenated formula. If the value of the left two numbers are greater than zero the apply the CF

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Mar 7, 2013

I have a small spreadsheet setup for my job where i have to input the time on arrival in L3 which is linked to a NOW() formula. this is it (=IF(L3="",NOW()

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Jun 16, 2006

This should be pretty straight forward but the solution has escaped me so far. I have some formulas that ratably spread monthly budgets across the life of a program. Ocasionally these budget formulas are hard keyed over with a value which overrides the ratable budget formula. I would like to conditionally format all cells that contain hard keyed values so they don't get inadvertently copied to new budget lines.

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Jan 20, 2014

I'm trying to do a simple conditional format where the date is highlighted in red if the difference between that date and Todays date is greater than 90 days.

I've done the formula as =(TODAY()>$B5)>90, which appears to work in the sheet and shows either True or False but when inputting that formula into the conditional format it highlights every single cells.

Are conditional formatting formulas different?

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Aug 25, 2009

i have the following formula applied to a conditional format, on row 12:

cell value > less than =($K12:Y$111)*(1-0.05)

i want to use this on all rows, however i have 300+ rows.

Is there a way to apply this to all rows between column K and Y, i don't like the thought of creating 300+ conditional formats!

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Dec 6, 2012

I'm looking to conditional format a cell/cells based on whether a formula result returns a whole number or not.

I don't want to include the formula in the sheet itself, just have that as the formula in the condition.

The formula will be along the lines of:

=IF(SUM(BB10/BA10)"a whole number",TRUE,FALSE)

My problem is, is that I don't know who to refer to "a whole number" in Excel formula language.

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Jan 16, 2013

I have a large spreadsheet that I would like to indicate the location of the cells (Change cell color or text color) which contain formulas. My thought is that conditional formatting would be the easiest way...

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Jul 24, 2014

I want to create a system based on the value of a cell appearing as a grade in the adjacent cell. The cell could contain any value from -10 to +10.

the criteria would be

value greater than +2 = 3

value between 0 and +2 = 2

value between -2 and zero =1

value below -2 =0

I can get a formula to work for a single instance but not multiple conditions.

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Feb 26, 2014

I need conditional format in column Q which highlight in red, any date over 14 days old.

This column also contains texts (non-dates) and these need to be left alone.

I've experimented with a few bits of formula I've found online, but nothing has worked . .

I'm on Excel 2010.

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Sep 26, 2009

i have a set of conditional formatting set up for my workbook, the first is simply that if the result is false the cell is blank(white text,white background). the second if positive result,keeps the text black till 1 year has passed. the problem is the third, i.m trying to allow the user to blank out the cell within the year (white text,white background)if certain criteria are met. the idea is that they change the entry in cell D from T to TX or from M to MX and the formula pick this up, but i keep getting a error saying "your formula contains an error", the formula im using is, =if(or($D5="tx","mx")) then i set the format to (white text,white background). its probably really simple but i,ve been trying to solve this now for around 8 hours and i.m stuck

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Dec 19, 2006

I have a Sheet ( Named "Summary" for Example ) of about 4,000 Rows that has a LOT of Conditional Formatting.

I Added Another 100 Rows this Morning and when I Tried Saving it a Message Saying that Not All the Formatting for the New Data that had Been Added had Been Saved. Is there a Macro or Something I can Run that will Make the Conditionally Formatted Cells Stay the Colour that they are but Delete the Conditional Formatting Part of it Achieved Using "Format" & "Conditional Format" from the Menu Please.

Ideally I would like to be Able to Enter the Number of Rows ( From Row ? to Row ? ) that I want this to Apply to.

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Dec 30, 2007

I have a Sheet 1 which derives some values from Sheet 2.

I want to color cells in Sheet 1 which do not have input from Sheet 2, but the formulas in the Sheet 1 cells are blocking ISBLANK conditional formatting.

Is there a way around this?

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Feb 9, 2010

I have five fields that have a conditional format applied to them: (see attached).

Columns J, K, L, N and O. These conditionals highlight if a minimum number is entered. Ex. Minimum pushups for a 30 y/o male is 27, if a 26 is entered it highlights red. The total score (where I need this to perform) is calculated in column Q. It will format red if the total score is below 75 but what I can't figure out is how to make it format if any of the previous minimums have not been met.

Ex. In cell L4, his crunches were 25 (a automatic failure -- red formatting). Now the total score is above 75 so it calculates as passing (green), but I need it to highlight red regardless because of the minimum not met in cell L4.

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Apr 12, 2012

I have a range which has conditional formats based on other cells. I want to copy this range into another sheet and retain the current formats as fixed formats without copying the conditional formulae. ideally in VBA.

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Mar 20, 2013

Is it possible to change the format of cell AI3 based on the format of cell C3 and D3? I have C3 and D3 set to turn red based on what is in cell C2 and D2. I would like the following done:

If AI3=C3 & C3 is red, format AI3 blue

If AI3=D3 & D3 is red, format AI3 blue

Otherwise, leave AI3 unformatted.

Possible???

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Feb 9, 2009

I need to run a loop through a column of values (attachment col B) and when it finds a "J" it will apply conditional formatting to a row of 4 cells directly adjacent. The attachment is a theoretical before & after.

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Apr 15, 2014

Having trouble changing this formula from its current Median to a Quartile or Percentile. The median formula looks like this:

(MEDIAN(IF(DATA!$B$15:$DZ$15=1000,DATA!$B26:$DZ26))) and works perfect.

However I can't figure out how to manipulate it into a percentile keeping the condition of

IF(DATA!$B$15:$DZ$15=1000)

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Apr 22, 2014

how to view changes on my spreadsheet.

I have a tab called SAP DUMP where we copy our raw data to, from here we manually copy and paste into another sheet called ORDER TRACKING SHEET. When we do a fresh dump (overwrite) of raw data into the SAP DUMP tap we need to see if the there is a new entry which needs to be copied across to the ORDER TRACKING SHEET. I've got a vlookup to show this. The one I can't work out is that on the ORDER TRACKING SHEET I also need to see if there are any entries are now no longer on the SAP DUMP tab. This is where I thought a condition format might work, color the line red if it's no longer on the SAP DUMP tap. Can't make it work.....

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Dec 16, 2008

I have a workbook with 12 worksheets corresponding to months. Each is formatted in A1 with the month (Date, Jan-01) and all rows below, starting at A5, are the days of the month (Custom, ddd d). All cells are linked so they change accordingly with A1.

I'm trying to apply conditional formatting so that all Fridays will have light grey shading across the row. I can get it to shade every 7th row using the MOD & ROW functions, but the shaded row changes with subsequent months and years (not necessarily Fridays). Can I get it to recognize every Friday through the year.

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