Conditional Formatting: Reference Changes Adding/Deleting Rows/Columns Or Cells
Sep 26, 2006
I'm using Conditional Formatting for an entire column to check the value of each cell and compare it to the value of a cell in the same row but a different column. (Cell Value equals =$D2) It works great until I insert or delete a cell in the formatted column. The reference does not change as one would expect. I've played around with formulae such as =$D2<>$P2 but the reference only changes for the P2, not the D2. I've also tried using =CELL("contents", ADDRESS(Row(),4)) but this causes excel to complain.
I am using several formulas to conditionally format and fill in rows from column A to column BS. These are the formulas and application areas:
=$BS4<>"" Applied to =$A$3:BS$350 =$G3<>"" Applied to =$A$3:BS$350 =OR($J3="Regional Manager",$J3="Assistant Manager",$J3="Manager") Applied to =$A$3:BS$350 =OR($J3="Recruiting Manager",$J3="Owner",$J3="District Manager",$J3="Office Manager") Applied to =$A$3:BS$350
If I do not add or delete any rows, everything works just fine. The problem I am running into is that this list is constantly updated and rows are being added and deleted. When I do this, it duplicates my rules and changes my applied to ranges. Here are some examples of the changes:
=$N$3:$BS$3 =$A$3:$M$63 =$N$4:$BS$64
This creates much excess work, when I have to go back and change everything back to the way it should be. how I can either modify my formulas or application areas to correct this situation?
I'm trying to get Excel to delete entire rows based on the conditional formating i'm using.
Basically, I want to get rid of all the rows that are of a certain color (let's say green, InteriorColor = 4). I've already come up with a way to delete rows based on color, but I have to take into account the Conditional formating i'm using.
I'm using conditional formatting where one column of cells is referencing another column of cells. For example, I want cell K2 to highlight if the date entered doesn't match the date in F2. I then want cell K3 to highlight if the date entered doesn't match the date in F3. I want cell K4 to highlight if the date entered doesn't match the date in F4 and so on. I'm not having any issue putting conditional formatting on the cells/row references individually, but when I try to copy the formatting (by using format painter) to save time all of the cells in column K just reference the first cell in column F since the first cell in column K references that F cell but not any other F cell. How do I copy these row by row references between columns so that each reference is unique?
As shown in the image given below, I have 2 tables. In Image 1, Vacation details are being fetched from a different worksheets. There can be 13 possible values in a particular cell. These 13 entries are,
V SL CO T PH W ML PL AD BE CTW EM LOP MAR OTR
Excel Jeanie HTMLSheet2 *BCDEFGHIJKLMNOP2Feb-09*Feb-093MonTueWedThuFriSatSun*MonTueWedThuFriSatSun4**************15VSLCOTPH***23456786WMLPLADBE***91011121314157EMLOPMAROTR****161718192021228CTW*******232425262728*9*************** Excel tables to the web >> Excel Jeanie HTML 4
WHAT I NEED :
If the value in cell B5 is V then J5 is being colored with PINK background. Similarly if any cell in Image 1 has value SL ( for e.g. C5 ) then K5 is being colored with orange. Similarly there should be 13 different types of color coding for all the above values which I mentioned.
WHY I NEED THIS ?
As you can see in Image 1, If I apply these colors to Table 1 only, then the user will not be able to see the value V or SL or any values belong to which date ?
Note - I am doing this for the whole year. But if someone can send me VBA code then I can do it for the rest.
I have data in cells A2 - N2 and cell O2 is currently blank. I am trying to set conditional formatting where if O2 has a value entered into it, it will conditional format A2 - N2 and highlight the entire row red.
I tried a formula like =O2"" but that does not work. Also tried a few other things but no luck.
Also, once the formula is set, what is the best way to apply the conditional formatting to rows 3 - 30. I tried the format painter tool but that seems to want to extend the formatting range from rows 3-30 and not just per row.
I'm using Excel 2007. I would prefer to stay away from the scripting side of the house if possible. This is basically a 3 day forcast weather chart. The top is the actual weather data, the bottom portion is a color coded reflection of how the weather affects various things.
This product is created in excel, but will be embedded into a powerpoint. It will be updated daily. Here is what I would like. I want the color chart at the bottom to update automatically based on the data I enter above. I have a grasp that I can update the color through conditional formatting, although im not exactly sure what that will look like with all of those cells.
I also figured out that I can insert the letters in those lower cells with something similar to " =IF(C6>90, "T", "") " which would put in a 'T' for Temperature when the temperature got above a certain degree.
I run into a problem when I have multiple factors affecting a single cell. For instance on the example in day 2 of my image. Personnel are affected by Temperate AND UV Index. How would I set up that cell to pull that information from both of those cells and display it accordingly? I would prefer the letters to stay separated by the comma, but I could live without that. The default cell color will be green, with the potential to be yellow or red. I left a few examples of possible situations on day 2 and 3.
I work with a spreadsheet every week to input values and subtotal them. These values change constantly and instead of going through and manually deleting each row in a 100+ row spreadsheet to be able to import into another program, I'm looking for an quicker way to keep my data in order but consolidate by getting rid of only the rows where both column A and B are blank.
Here's an example of what I'm working with:
5 10 15 20 50 2 4 6 8 20
This is what I need the final product to look like:
5 10 15 20 50 2 4 6 8 20
So I would like to quickly delete rows 2, 5, and 11. All of the other answers I've found only show how to delete rows based on empty cells in only 1 column. How can I quickly delete the rows where both columns are empty?
I have been trying to find a way of formatting an entire row based on the contents of cells in each column. However i come unstuck when trying to make the column dynamic. Below is an example:
Month 2010 2011 2012
The idea is that i say current year is 2011 and all rows where C contains an a will turn green. What i would like to achieve is that when i change current year to say 2012 the conditional formatting adjusts so that it looks at D instead of C.
I'm looking for a Conditional Formatting formula that will check two columns before highlighting the duplicate rows. I need it to be conditional formatting because I know nothing about writing macros or vba (what-ever that is?). Data is entered into Columns A, B, and C. I need to check both column A and C before it highlights the duplicates, based on those two columns. (The format only unique or duplicate values checks only one column.) I have attached an example, but this is just an example, as I have hundreds of lines to go through on the original. (For this example, Row 2 and Row 7 are the duplicates I need highlighted.)
I am looking for some code that will use A,B,C as filters to find duplicate cells, and if duplicate found, there should be deleted the duplicated row (but not only the row from a,b,c column, but the whole 8 cells from that row - A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H).
As filter I would like to be used A,B,C columns.
EXAMPLE: BEFORE A B C D E F G H Kristijan Markovski 26,2,1992 1389 Prilep Prilep Mice Kozar1 1 Kristijan Markovski 26,2,1992 1389 Prilep Prilep Mice Kozar01 1 Kristijan Markovski 26,2,1992 1389 Prilep Prilep Mice Kozar001 1 Bojan Smileski 5,2,1992 1356 Prilep Prilep Borka Taleski 1
AFTER A B C D E F G H Kristijan Markovski 26,2,1992 1389 Prilep Prilep Mice Kozar1 1
Bojan Smileski 5,2,1992 1356 Prilep Prilep Borka Taleski 1
I´m having aproblem with Excel 2007 about Conditional Formatting. I have a row of Dates for example 02-01-2009 03-01-2009 04-01-2009 , etc in different columns.
Then what I want to do is use Conditional Formatting to Format cells on several rows below according to the day (if its weekend paint red, if not, dont do anything). I'm using the "Use a formula to determine which cells to format" and the condition is (supposing the cells with dates are A1 to C1) =WEEKDAY(A1:C1) > 5 .
So with those 3 dates provided lets suppose Januar2nd is not a weekday, so the outputIwant is: Red White White, (Next Row) Red White White, etc for several rows.
Now what I think is not right is it only works for the row in which I have the cursor so its like: (Lets imagine I selected 3 rows on which I want to see that output) Red White White (The row in which the cursor is works fine), but the next row goes Red Red Red and the third the same.
A2 contains the word Yes. If A1 is blank, I need to clear the text from A2. Can this be done with conditional formatting? I know I could just change the text to white, but I actually need the text cleared from A2 if A1 is empty. My boss doesn't want me to use VBA so I can't code this.
I have a spreadsheet with 20 or so columns but that number can change at any time. I need my code to by dynamic so if a column is deleted (or added) my code will still work.
Each column has a name in row 2 and I'm trying to use that in order to make everything dynamic. For example, my code counts the number of blue cells in colums D4:G68, but now if someone adds a column before column D, everything gets messed up and it will still count the cells in D4:G68 but I want to use E4:H64 now. Does that make sense? I have made code that searches the column names and returns the column number to correspond to the name. How would I change this?
Range ("C8") = "= CountBlue(E4:G68)"
the code doesn't look exactly like this, I believe it is actually in R1C1 format
I have a column "g" with this conditional formatting:- =A2<>A3 Format Bottom Border. However I will pass this workbook onto someone else who will fill in the text in column "g". They will use copy/paste text from other cells or columns even other workbooks that will not have the conditional formatting.
I have used Cells > Projection > Locked unchecked then used Tools > Protection > Protect Sheet and checked all. There does not seem to be a way to unlock the cell but protect Conditional formatting. Each time I copy and paste from other non formatted cells it wipes out my formatting.
I have a spreadsheet with multiple similar entries I would like to add up. What would work well for me is to be able to input a column like a and a target column like e.
So in this case it would search throughout column a and wherever it finds a duplicate entry add column e and then delete one of the rows. I could then run it again under different column criteria if needed.
So if I had the below sheet:
I could search by column a and add up column h to read like this:
I have a problem where Excel 2010 is deleting one of my conditional formatting conditions. I do not know if it is deleting it on open or close. I just know that I enter the conditional formatting, save the workbook, close the workbook, reopen the workbook, and it is gone.
The other conditional formatting conditions (simple "Cell is Blank") are left intact.
Cell with conditional formatting is on sheet "MyRecord" at "$E$7". A corresponding boolean value on separate sheet "Data" and must be referred to by using "OFFSET" with a record locator value (workbook level named range "RecordLocator") that leads to corresponding data row, so looks like following:
I have a Productivity Report that contains very basic formulas that provide totals for 4 columns (B6:E6) and an average for one column (F). I have included two command buttons, one to add a new row and the other to delete a row.
I need to be able to add or delete rows depending on how many employees' productivity I will be tracking on any given week; each row represents a separate employee. I need the following functionality out of my form:
1) formula in column F needs to copy and paste with each new line 2) when a new line is copied and pasted I need the contents to be cleared 3) I need the user to be blocked from deleting the first row (3 on this form) in the table
The code I'm using for my "Add" button is:
The code I'm using for my "Delete" button is:
[Code] ..... The buttons add and delete rows as I'd like them to but content is not clearing, with each row added the contents provide a sub total. I've tried various lines of code (some more complicated and some less) before I recorded my own macro (see above).
I am new to the Macro editing of Excel. I have a list in the first tab that I would like to click yes or no (how to set up a checkbox) and the appropriate column will pop up in the next tab with appropriate header. I would like it to be where the column will pop up in the correct order, so even if one is clicked in the middle, it knows where to put it.
I currently have the following Macro for one of my many checkboxes in 2007 Excel:
It works perfectly until additional rows are added/deleted before the indicated rows in the code (It changes the number sequence in the workbook). The number sequence stays the same in the code which means I am now hiding rows either before (delete rows) or after (insert rows) the intended rows I want to be hidden. Is there a way to change the above code to remain with the assigned rows regardless of the adding/deleting of rows before it?
I have only recently started playing around with macros, and am slowly getting into them. I do however still struggle a bit to ‘read’ them. Having played with formulas for years I can generally translate a string of formula text into English, like ‘if this cell value is greater than that cell value, then do this, if it is not then if it is equal to that cell value, do that, if not return 0’. Babbling like a child basically.
With visual basic I have managed to record some handy macros and then tweak them a little manually but I am still struggling to follow it going through it step by step reading it like a formula. So I hope you won’t mind me asking some very stupid questions. I mean well; I’m just a bit slow.
At present I am trying to do two different things on two different sheets, and I was wondering if perhaps one of you could nudge me in the right direction.
1: I am trying to insert a blank row above every row that has a certain word in column B.
So basically ‘find value “Example” in column B, and when you find it, insert an entirely blank row directly above it’.
2: Is a bit more challenging. I want to change the colour of a cell if the value in the cell corresponds with the value of another cell in the same column.
For example, I have a long list of surnames in column A. When I add ‘McNeil’ at the bottom, I would like to be able to run a macro that checks if the name McNeil appears anywhere else in column A, and if it does, that it changes the colour of the cell.
Preferably both of the cells that say McNeil, but one would do very nicely indeed.
If that is possible, I wonder if it is possible to do the same with the first name in column B, but only if there was a match for the surname in column A on the same row. So, if McNeil does not appear in column A, don’t bother, but if it does, does the corresponding first name appear in column B?
If both of that is possible, the next step would obviously be if McNeil appears in column A (say twice, once in A123 and once in A678), do cells B123 and B678 match as well?