# Conditional Formatting Based On Lookup

Apr 7, 2009Is there a way to specify conditional formatting using an Hlookup function? I want to format a cell with a specified color based on a horizontal lookup (see attached).

View 4 RepliesIs there a way to specify conditional formatting using an Hlookup function? I want to format a cell with a specified color based on a horizontal lookup (see attached).

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I have an "actual build" worksheet, which allows the user to select which materials were used, material properties (e.g. material grade etc.), including its corresponding length. The user can enter all these in manually, or select the material name from a pre-defined list (Reference worksheet contains this information), and then the associated properties are automatic lookups from the Reference worksheet.

So all this is fine / completed, and the LOOKUP returns its theoretical length from the reference table. However, its actual material lengths will almost never match the theoretical length, so what I want to happen is for a conditional format to highlight the cell, to notify the user that they need to enter a manual value. The auto-looked up length is still useful a proposed build on the worksheet, but having it highlighted to ensure it is manually entered later is the objective.

The other thing is it can't just check if it's a formula, it has to check if it is a formula with a MATCH/LOOKUP function. E.g. it needs to be unhighlighted if someone has a basic formula, ie = 2*0.42 if there two of the item etc..

Hence, I was thinking of having a conditional formula that "format only cells that contain" and then format only cells with "specific text" and "containing" and "MATCH(" text function, however this doesn't seem to work.

Length cell formula:

=OFFSET('Reference- Materials'!$N$5, MATCH($BO32, Materials_Item_Number, 0), 0) * $AH32

The Problem: There is data in a step chart from left to right. On a separate step chart, Conditional formatting is set to lookup values from the first step chart and highlight non empty cells in the row. The formatting should only format the first non empty cell from left to right in the row. After formatting the first non zero value in the time line the formatting should cease. Note: the conditional formatting value and the value of the cell being formatted are not the same in either value or time but are related. The formatting is to illustrate the relation

Current Formatting formula:

=VLOOKUP($B395,$B$5:$DB$211,K$242,0)

Syntax for Vlookup(Lookup_Value,Table_array,Column_index_num,Range_Lookup)

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???

I have a 1000x1000 cell grid on one of the worksheets in my workbook where each cell contains one of the following four possibilities:

1) Blank

2) A string that is not defined in a lookup table (*lookup table = a named range on a different sheet)

3) A string that exactly matches an item in the lookup table

4) A long string that contains an item in the lookup table (which can be found with a FIND function, for example)

I would like to apply conditional formatting to my 1000x1000 grid, to color each cell according to the lookup table, where the last column has the name of a color that I can match with my conditional formatting setup.

I have solved everything except for No. 4).

2) is taken care of by using "Format only cells that contain" with "No Blanks"

My solution for 3) - using "Use a Formula to Determine Which Cells to Format" - uses

=VLOOKUP(A1,lookup_table,2,FALSE)="fill color name" So, for every different color I want to use, I have a different Formatting Rule in the Conditional Formatting dialog.

But 4) is tricky, because VLOOKUP can only return the result for a specific cell value.

If my cell contains France;Germany;Italy, I'd like the color to be according to what I set for "France" in my lookup table. Or, if my cell contains Germany;France;Italy, I'd like it to be set based on what I decided Germany is in the lookup table (i.e. "blue").

You can notice that one thing that is consistent is that I separate my "sub-strings" that are contained in the lookup table with a semi-colon.

So, one way might be to see if FIND finds a semi-colon, and then grab the string that goes before that character position.

I need to return the project codes for the project with the top 5 sales volumes within each Region for each product. If say, I have the following relevant columns (Project, ProdCode, Region, Sales) in columns A:D

View 9 Replies View RelatedI currently have a spreedsheet which has a conditional formatting cell where if the figure is above 1 is green and below red what i am trying to do is get a sum to calculate based in its color?

I.E. I have a value in cells F7+F25+F27+F29 i then have a value in F17 but only want this to be included in the total calcualtion if the figure in E15 is equal/above the value of 1.

In Excel, I want to do conditional formatting on a cell based on the value of another cell. For example: in cell A1, I have text. I want this cell to have a grey background if the value of cell B1 is less than or equal to 1/31/14 and to have no fill (default) if it is greater than that date.

View 8 Replies View RelatedOn the attached worksheet I'm looking for the squares in F4:F6 to be coloured corresponding to the colour names in D4:D6 using conditional formatting. I just can't get it to work today.

View 1 Replies View RelatedI have a worksheet which has the years 2001 to 2013 on in row1. I am trying to find a way of highlighting the entire row in green if a specific year contains an "a" (Marlett, tick). The complex part is that I would like the specific year to be determined by an entry input into cell A2 on sheet 2. See Attachment for reference.

View 2 Replies View RelatedI am working in a table where I would like the whole row to highlight based on the value in one of the cells. These rows of data will be updated regularly, so the formatting has to change with the data.

View 13 Replies View RelatedI want to create a conditional formatting based on a cell in a row. If the value of that cell is greater than or equal to $20 the entire row would be highlighted with a color.

the main thing is that the cells in the rows have if formulas that supple the data for the cells. The cells will be blank if nothing is to be displayed but they will still contain the formula.

I want to format a cell conditional on the value of another cell. I have read numerous threads on the topic and no matter what I do, it doesn't seem to work for me. I've made it a simple as possible by creating a new workbook and entering:

A1: 5

B1: 2

C1: Some random text - this cell has the conditional formula: ="A1>B1"

However, the cell doesn't get formatted. Here is a screenshot and here is the simple workbook.

I want to color format a cell based on a percentage value in another cell but I just can't get my head around how to solve it. I've attached a file that explains it better.

E.g.

The formatting for A1 should be something like:

If A2 is

> +/- 10% RED

+/- 6-10% YELLOW

+/- 5% GREEN

Attachment 214464

I need a conditioning format formula. If cell A2 is less than 50% of cell A1, then highlight red.

View 2 Replies View RelatedI am trying to do some conditional formatting to highlight rows based on several conditions, I don't know if this is possible, but these are the criteria:

AAPL

tt

10/1/2013 11:14:15

GOOG

ll

10/1/2013 11:14:20

[code].....

I want to highlight a row if:

- the difference in time value is < 20 seconds

- the first symbol column is the same

- at least one, but not all of the rows meeting the above criteria contains a value in the second column from a given list (in this example, say tt is on this list)

So if done properly the logic would highlight the first and third rows, but would highlight none if none of the values in column two match my list.

I think the test criteria would go something like this, however I know that there are problems with my row references.

=and(abs($C2-$C3:$C65536)<0.0003,$A2=$A3,match($A2,Sheet1!A:A,0)>0)

I am attempting to apply conditional formatting such that cell B3 is green if it is greater than or equal to cell B2, and red if less than cell B2. Then to apply this conditioning across the row of data (i.e. C3 >= C2 green, C3 < C2 red; D3 >= D2 green, D3 < D2 red; E3 >= E2 green, E3 < E2 red ... etc.). Needs to be formatted such that if I change the value in cell B2, the colour of B3 is automatically updated.

View 4 Replies View RelatedI have a value in column H7 as 2000.

I have columns M to X labeled Jan to Dec. I want to highlight in yellow values in the row M7 to X7 if they are greater than 2000!

Then, I need to copy this conditional formatting down the columns under M to X, but under column H the values will be different, but I still want the same results, values greater than the value under column H then highlight in yellow.

I thought I had the answer but when I tried to copy down, it was making cells yellow that were clearly less than the column H value.

how to create VBA code for conditionally formatting a column of dates that have expired. My unique challenge is that I first need to associate the item attached to the date with the expiration date of a particular group. Therefore, I have to first match the Item label with the appropriate group, and then I need to evaluate the expiration dates of both the Group and the Item. If the Item expires before the Group expires, then I need the Item date to be formatted in bold and with a red font.

Attached is a sample spreadsheet.

Thoughts about how to accomplish this with VBA? By the way, VBA is the necessary approach due to the fact that the data is updated several times per day, and all existing data is erased prior to uploading new data.

I have a spreadsheet I'm trying to make which will have various cells change color based upon the date entered compared to today's date. Here are the details of it, and what I've tried to do so far:

Various safety tickets that employees acquire have a 3 year expiry date on them. What I want to do is be able to enter in the issue date, and then have the conditional formatting color the cell that contains the date based on the following criteria:

Green = More than 6 months remaining

Yellow = Between 6 months and 30 days remaining

Red = 30 days until expiry

Black = Expired (I wanted to eventually add this one, but Excel 2003 was only allowing me to add 3 conditional formatting conditions, so I just went with the 3 colors. I'm getting Excel 2007 later today, so I might be able to add more with that)

Now here is what I have so far:

3 years = 1095 days, 2.5 years = 913 days, 2 years and 11 months = 1065 days

N3 = 913

N4 = 1065

Conditional Formatting on cell C21

Condition 1 - color Green

=$C21+$N$3>=TODAY()

Condition 2 - color Red

=$C21+$N$4<TODAY()

Condition 3 - color Yellow

=AND($C21+$N$3<TODAY(),$C21+$N$4>TODAY())

My attached spreadsheet is for tracking when certain tasks were completed on each case and figuring the number of days that it takes to complete these tasks.

The task I am needing help in formatting is the Corrections Received field (column E). We need to track the cases that do not have corrections received within 7 days of the changes being requested (Out for Corrections, column D). The issue is that there would not usually be a date entered in the Corrections Received column when we need to look at those cases...because they would not be received yet. In order to not get an extreme default value (like the -40181 or 40922), I entered the =Now() function in column E (except for first case as an example of what this would look like otherwise).

What I was hoping to be able to do is use conditional formatting to look for that Now() formula. If the formula is present, the cell would be highlighted. If a date were entered, even if it was today's date, the fill on that cell would be removed. That way we could tell when the displayed date is a true date and when it is a placeholder until we receive the information.

Currently, it either highlights no matter what the cell includes or it doesn't highlight anything...

I have uploaded my excel spread sheet.

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Viewing only displays half the written request, but I downloaded it, and it was ok

Any way write a conditional format formula to shade a cell based on two ranges.

Here is what I need:

cell b4 should be colored in if n4:xfd4 = today's date AND n3:xfd3 = "Time Off". The part I am having trouble with is that it should only shade if today and time off are in the same column.

Here is an example:

This one should shade B4(note: Today is 08/13/2013):

time off

late

08/13/2013

08/10/2013

This one should not:

late

time off

08/13/2013

08/10/2013

This is what I came up with so far, but it shades the cell if either show up in the entire range:

=AND(MATCH($G$1,$n$4:$XFD$4),MATCH($H$1,$n$3:$XFD$3),1)

Note: g1 contains =today() and h1 = "Time off"

So formula is wrong.

I am manually formatting column J depending on what data is entered into column K. If the number entered into the cells in column K are equal to or less than what is in column J, I format the data in the cells in column J with the green you see above. If the data entered in the column K cells are greater than column J, I format it in the red shown above.

So, how can I have Excel do this for me, format column J cells depending upon what is entered into column K cells? The caveat here is that I also don't want any formatting to occur until data is entered into column K.

I am trying to apply conditional formatting to one cell based on the values of cells in a row.

This is what I have at the moment

E3 = TODAY()

E4 = TODAY()+90

If any date in the row falls between E3 and E4 i would like the font in another cell to turn red (in the example below A11 should turn red if any date in B11:J11 is between E3 and E4).

This is the formula I've been trying:

=AND($B$11:$J$11>=E3,$B$11:$J$11=E3,$B$11

I am trying to use conditional formatting to highlight items that are either past due or coming due soon. The data to be evualuated is in a report that I extract from another system and run bi-weekly or monthly. The dates included in the report represent the date in which something was last updated, certified, tested, etc. All dates expire one-year from when they were last completed. The colors that I want are as follows:

If something is past due (date shown is more than 1 year old) or due within 30 days = RED.

If something is due within 31-60 days = YELLOW

If something is due within 61-90 days = GREEN

So, if an item on a report is showing it was "LAST UPDATED" on 2/21/2007 it should show up RED because it is due within the next 30 days.

If an item is not expired (less than 1-year old) and falls outside of the defined 90 day window then it should just remain as is with no formatting.

I am trying to use conditional formatting to color a cell based on a date. I have a date in cell "a1" as my base date (no formatting needed). I have dates in cells "a5:a10".

I need those dates (a5:a10) to change color based on the time from "a1".

Less than 1 year = no formatting.

Between 1 year and two years = yellow.

Over two years = red.

I have tried different settings / formulas in the conditional formatting option, but I can't make it work. Do I need to use visual basic to do this?

I am trying to figure out how to set up a spreadsheet, that comprises a list of open-entries, wherein the user will insert their information and a % out of 100 assigned to them; the entire form, in the end, cannot go beyond 100%, so each entry has to be done correctly...

BASICALLY my problem is that I am trying to set up the " Total %" cell, which is already assigned the formula "=SUM(D5:D16)" (D5 through D16 being the cells in which %'s are assigned) so that it will auto-populate with the appropriate color/error if the %'s are either insufficient (short of 100%) or exceeding (above 100%). What I had been trying to set up (and have successfully set up in other spreadsheets, however under slightly different circumstances) is a Conditional Format in which the first (with the color Red for "exceeding") was " =If(SUM(D5:D16)>100,SUM(D5:D16),SUM(D5:D16))

" So regardless of exceeding, exactly met, or insufficient totals, it would post the total entered, BUT assigning the color red, so that IF it did, in fact, total higher than 100, it would appear red. A similar formula would be applied to Green (reflecting "on target") in which the formula would be " =If(SUM(D5:D16)=100,SUM(D5:D16),SUM(D5:D16))"

Now the problem is: this is not working for the SUM of the cells. In my previous experience with Conditional Formatting and color assigning results, it had been with the AVERAGE of two columns of cells.(worked without a hitch.)

I have some problem with conditional formatting, basically what I'd like to do is color the cells, based on the value contained in one specific cell. I'm not able to make a formula that suits my job.

Basically I want to color code a cell if the value in a specified cell is between x and y.

I've attached a sample spreasheet: MrExcel.xlsx

I have column A with Different status like Open, closed, available etc. Column B have numbers. i am looking for a formula in condition formatting for column B.

If the cell value in column B is 2 or more, the same cell should be highlighted in Green.

If the cell value in column B is 1, the same cell should be highlighted in Yellow.

If the cell value in column B is 0, the same cell should be highlighted in Amber.

If the cell value in column B is less than 0, the same cell should be highlighted in Red.

If the cell value in column A is "Available", cell in column B should be highlighted in Amber.

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