# Conditional Formatting: OFFSET Function To Define A Range Inside A SUM Function

Apr 13, 2007

In Mr Excel's Pod Cast on April 12th, he showed how to use the OFFSET function to define a range inside a SUM function. Then he had Conditional Formatting that would highlight the range that was being summed. Can anyone tell me what the formula would be inside the Conditional Formatting dialog box to get the OFFSET range to have a certain format?

## Nesting Ceiling Function In IF Function - Conditional Formatting?

May 13, 2013

I am trying to nest an IF function with a CEILING function. If C10 is < 3.5, make it 3.5, however, if C10 > 3.5, CEILING (C10, 5)

right now it looks like:

If (C10

## Define Range With Address Function

Dec 26, 2006

I am trying to create a correlation matrix that uses the =ADDRESS function to define the various columns of data which I want to correlate against each other (I require this flexibility because the number of columns and rows of data to be correlated will change). The basic formula I am using is something like the following: =CORREL((ADDRESS(Sheet1!\$C\$2+3,L2+2,,,"Sheet1")),(ADDRESS(Sheet1!\$B\$2,L2+2,,,"Sheet1")))

However, while the individual ADDRESS fomulas deliver the correct start and end cell references required, it seems that CORREL function won't accept the cell addresses that result from using the =ADDRESS function.

## Define A Range For SumProduct Function Based On An If Statement?

May 31, 2006

I want to calculate a weighted average but I need it to only calculate on the months to date. I have a data validation drop down on a title page that is toggled to the current month each time a report is needed to define what months have actuals. I bring in data for all the months but only the current months have actuals. I need to calculate the weighted average on ONLY the ACTUALS. How can I set the ranges for sum product based on the data validation list on the title page?

## Conditional Formatting / Offset - Highlighting Range?

Feb 2, 2013

I am using this Formula =Sum(Offset(A1,,,D1)) where I put for example number 4 in D1 and I get the sum starting cell A1 till Cell A4

I want the range to be highlighted as well, but I don't know how to do it.

## Dynamic Range - OFFSET Function??

Jun 24, 2006

I want to use a dynamic range in order to use this formula below in column A as long as there is something entered in column H = SUMIF(\$N:\$N,A5,\$I:\$I). any ideas on syntax and will this be using the offset function within excel. I know I have posted a couple times about getting this formula to replicate itself down certain columns as long as someone enters text in another. I looked into the offset reply information somone posted but it seemed a little over my head.

## Offset Function Not Capturing Entire Range

Feb 9, 2014

My worksheet has 1096 rows of data including headers. I am trying to create dynamic named ranges using the OFFSET function but when I check to see if they are capturing the entire range I see they are not.

Here is my formula:

OFFSET(SiteTrac!\$FA\$1,0,0,COUNTA(SiteTrac!\$FA:\$FA),1)
OR
OFFSET(SiteTrac!\$FA\$1,0,0,COUNTA(SiteTrac!\$FA:\$FA)-1,1)
OR
OFFSET(SiteTrac!\$FA\$1,0,0,COUNTA(SiteTrac!\$FA:\$FA)-1)
OR
OFFSET(SiteTrac!\$FA\$1,0,0,COUNTA(SiteTrac!\$FA:\$FA))

I have tried all four but every time it continues to stop on row 409. I have tried to name different columns and they all stop short too.

## Dynamic Print Range - Offset Function

Jul 19, 2014

I have a worksheet where the number of rows will change on a weekly basis and I would like to print the sheet out without having to change the print range every week.

I have tried to use the OFFSET function in the print range in print setup but once this has been entered and printed, it changes to the actual print range the OFFSET returns.

## Conditional Formatting (max If Function)

Feb 8, 2014

I would like to use conditional formatting to highlight the max value if the constraints are not violated.

For example,
Row 91 - Profit
Row 94 - Constraint A (750<=A<=855)
Row 95 - Constraint B (12<=B<=17)
So, I tried to type this in conditional formatting but it didn't work ><
=MAX(IF(AND(B94>=750,B94<=855,B95>=12,B95<=17),\$B\$91:\$Q\$91,0))

## Can We Do OR Function In Conditional Formatting?

Dec 14, 2009

Is it possible to use OR function in Conditional Formatting? I want to do the following.

If A1 = 1, A2 cell is filled in Red
If A1 = 2, A2 cell is filled in Red
If A1 = 3, A2 cell is filled in Green,
If A1 = 4, A2 cell is filled in Green,

I only managed to do the above for 3 conditions as Conditional Formatting only allows me to no more than 3.

## How To Use Between Operator In AND Function While Doing Conditional Formatting

Oct 5, 2013

I have three columns named "Type" , "start_date" and "end_date".

Type column can hold only "A","B" and "C".
start_date and end_date columns are time stamps. ex: 9/14/13 9:35 AM

I want to do conditional formatting like,

If type = "A" and (end_date - start_date) value between 30 and 40 (in hrs) then it should be amber.

I did for greater than and lesser than values, but I am facing problem while doing the above one.

## Date Function (conditional Formatting)

Sep 24, 2008

I would like a date in a cell to flag up in a colour (say, red) once the date has expired by a certain period (e.g 7 days). How can I do this (conditional format).

## More Than 3 Conditions For The Conditional Formatting Function?

Apr 24, 2002

Can I have more than 3 conditions for the conditional formatting function?

## Conditional Formatting On MATCH / LOOKUP Function?

Mar 6, 2012

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

## Excel 2010 :: Dynamic Range - Cell References Changing In OFFSET Function

Apr 12, 2012

I'm working in Excel 2010. I'm trying to create a dynamic range, using the OFFSET function. I've got it working beautifully but as soon as I save it and close the Name Manager the range stops working. When I go back into Name Manager I find all the cell references have changed (from C1:C600 to C1048572:C595 - or some other strange range).

P.S. What it's doing isn't so important as when the cell references are right it works. But just for full info: It's an OFFSET function, starting at A1. It will look at a list of companies and use a Match function to find out how many rows to offset (based on where the first instance of a particular company. And it uses the COUNTIF to make the range the same number of rows as there are entries for that company.

Here is my broken function:

=OFFSET('Map Point'!A1048572,MATCH("Company Name",'Sheet Name'!C1048572:C595)-COUNTIF('Sheet Name'!C1048572:C595,"Company Name"),0,COUNTIF('Sheet Name'!C1048572:C595,"Company Name"))

## Excel 2010 :: Replicate Conditional Formatting Using A User VBA Function?

May 6, 2014

Using Excel 2010.

The background to this question is that I'm trying to replicate conditional formatting using a user VBA function, because I require a thick border around the cells (and the conditional formatting within Excel only has thin borders)

In the final function, there will be 9 combinations of formatting {Red, Amber, Green} interior with {Red, Amber, Green} thick borders.

The formatting is determined by a number in another cell (the "target" cell), which returns a value 0,...,8

I've only got as far as filling in the interior for the first combination, but the function returns an error "Application-defined or object-defined error".

VB:
Function VBA000_003_SetRAG(strTargetRange As String) 'strTargetRange is the reference for the target cell that contains the value 0,...,8

On Error Goto handler [code]....

There is not a problem with the target range, if I remove the two lines relating to rngCaller then the function works OKExecuting the rngCaller.Interior.Color = RGB(255, 0, 0) command through the Immediates window works OKI've tried calling a subroutine & passing the range across

Same errorChanging the range in the subroutine to an absolute range (eg. Sheet1.range("A1")) also causes the

same errorExecuting the subroutine on its own (with the absolute range) works OK

So my guess is that it's a bug/limitation with Excel VBA when trying to execute commands from inside a user function

## Macro Fill Down Function Is Changing Format In Conditional Formatting

Dec 18, 2013

When I hit the macro code you see below I get both columns D and E, starting from row 18, to get 'filled down' to the specified spot. Every second row has a conditional format (when a value is entered in column A) to change the row to the color grey, and every row between it has a conditional format (when any value is entered in column A as well) to have the row changed to the color red. The issue here is that the Macro code messes up the conditional formatting and uses the conditional formatting of those two cells, which are being dragged down, for those entire filled-down columns! This is what I am starting off with test1.xlsm and this is what I end up with using the macro code below (or doing it manually)

test2.xlsm

Is there a way for the Macro code to bypass this issue?

## Vlookup Function Together With An Offset Function

Oct 26, 2008

I am trying to use the vlookup function together with an offset function but i am not getting it to work properly.

The situation is as follows:

I have a column E in which i use the vlookup function to find its corresponding value in B which in turn refers to a named range. However, the figure i want the function to return is 2 columns to the right and 2 rows above the value which the vlookup funtion finds in the first column.

I have though of using the offset function, but i cannot figure out how to make this work.

## Conditional Formatting Inside A Formula?

Jun 21, 2014

I have a challenge with conditional formatting. I have products A-K with sales current year and last year and want to have year on year growth. I want to have one column where the cell formatting changes based on data validation.

Let's say product A sold 60 items CY and 50 LY meaning YoY variance is +10 items or +20%. Hence, if the relevant cell says "%" then the YoY figure should say "+20%" (formatted as a percentage) and if "VALUES" then YoY should be 10 (formatted as numbers/absolute values).

Remember also that YoY growth can be +100% (or more), 0% and -100%.

## Using OFFSET Function To Return The Value From Another Cell With Row And Column Offset

May 31, 2014

I am having some difficulties using a combination of IF and the OFFSET function to display a range of cell values from another column based on a simple condition. The values I need to display at the destination cells should be offset by 8 columns to the right and "X" rows down from the reference column. The value "X" is to be determined via the IF function to check for the row index number.

For example, if Index value "X" = 8, then display the value of B2 in cell I9. IF X = "9", display B2 in cell I10 etc.

I have attached a sample worksheet that provides some examples.

## Use The OR Function Inside An IF Function

Jun 15, 2006

I am trying to use the OR function within an IF condition.
when I use each function seperatly, it works fine. but both functions
together always return the value of "B" - as false result, even when the
requested cell holds one of the true values.

for example:
=IF(B18=OR(148,150),"A","B")

## Product If Function For Conditional Range

Oct 30, 2013

Currently trying to calculate the cumulative performance for a range of months. For example, I have the below figures:

Jul-12
6.59%

Aug-12
1.13%

Sep-12
2.61%

Oct-12
-3.56%

[code].....

I want to create a product if function where if I'm looking back 6, 12, 18 months etc from a specified month (e.g. Sep 2013), it will calculate the product for the range of % (e.g. Apr-Sep for 6 months, Oct 12-Sep 13 for 12 months, etc...). I would imagine it will be =product(1+if(Column A range=6, Column B range))-1.

## ADDRESS Use Inside A Function..

Feb 8, 2010

I'm trying to calc a Simple Moving Average of financial Fund data (row=fund type, column=date) on a very large matrix for a particular fund and date range. I locate the Fund of interest and retrieve the Start and End dates of interest and retrieve their addresses using the ADDRESS function. Since ADDRESS returns a text string, HOW DO I incorporate it's results into the following array function (which ignors blanks and 0 cells): {=AVERAGE(IF(\$L\$10:\$V\$10>0,\$L\$10:\$V\$10,FALSE))}?

## Function Inside Textstring

Nov 13, 2008

Is it possible to make a function inside a textstring?

E.g. - The area of the building is [=A1] mē and contains [=A2] apartments.

## Run Formula Inside Function

Mar 8, 2007

=StacServer|Windham! '40720'

This is the format of an external call that I am trying to run. I need to change the number (40720) based on the day of the month (i.e. if its the 5th, then use 40725.

I am attemting to use a function to do this and passing in the device name (Windham) and location (40720). Unfortunately, I have been unable to get a String to send back as a formula. My attempt was as follows :

= Location ("Windham", 40720, "D7")

Function Location(name, num, cell)
Dim psDay As Integer
Dim psLocal As String
psDay = Day(Now)
Location = (Range(cell).Formula = "=StacServer|" & name & "!'" & (num + psDay) & "'")
End Function

## Vlookup Inside IF Function Not Working?

Jan 7, 2014

I have the following formula that has ceased to work in excel. I don't think there are any errors in it so I'm unsure as to why the link no longer works. Neither of the files I'm using has moved location on the server.

=IF(H7>0,(I7*H7)+((I7*H7/100)*VLOOKUP(B7,'T:FILEFILEFILE'!\$B:\$E,4,FALSE))+0.25,0)

I'm not sure if this makes much of a difference but people opening the file use various versions of Microsoft Office.

## Function Inside Concatenate Funcion

Dec 18, 2007

how i get this to work?

B4 = BMEF3

function:
=CONCATENAR("=TZMS|";B4;"!VAR")

and this its what should do:
=TZMS|BMEF3!VAR

how im supposed to do that function work?

## Search Inside Date Function?

Jul 18, 2013

inside cell a30 i have a date function which displays: Mon 07/22/2013 3:30:14 AM. i realize that excel actually uses 41477.146 Can i search for something kin the display, i.e. "Mon"?

## Define Merged Cells - Before Save Function

Oct 19, 2008

I used this forum to successfully prevent a user from saving a workbook without entering data in a certain cell. However, I now have a merged cell that I must refer to when writing my "before save" code and don't know how to refer to that cell. Below is what I have: One workbook with nine worksheets. The merged cells I want to refer to are H11 and I11 in sheet seven. User RYLO posted the below code that worked for me but I don't know how to alter it to refer to a merged cell.

## Define Argument Prompt On Function Module

May 6, 2009

I have made my own excel function that my users needs every day. it works just fine, however if you do not know the required argument for this function, you couldn't use it. How can i prompt my users for the right order of the argument when they type the function in excel?. example is when you type the Function "=left(" you will be prompted by excel of the correct arguments.