# Conditional Formatting: Format 3 Columns Depending On Certain Value From Another Column

Mar 26, 2009

I want to format 3 columns in excel depending on certain value from another column.
By example: I have the columns A B C completed with some text. On the column D it will be the numbers 0 or 1. If the number is 0 the background color from A,B,C columns shall be Green, if the number is 1 the color shall be red.

I have tried in conditional formatting with the formula =\$D\$1=0 but the color of the columns are changing only depending on the value from cell D1. I don't know what is the correct formula. For column A1 I want to check the value from D1, A2 - D2, A3 - D3,...,An - Dn.

## Conditional Formatting - Use Info From 2 Columns To Format 3rd Column

May 24, 2014

conditional formatting in Excel. I have two columns with pertinent information. I need to know the following and format accordingly:

1. Is the number in column A positive or negative?
2. Is the number in column B less than 0.05 or 0.10?

I would then like Column C to just be highlighted a certain color depending on the combination... there are 5 possible combinations and I would like the cells to be formatted so that:

1. Positive and less than 0.05 - Bright yellow
2. Positive and less than 0.10 - Pale yellow
3. Negative and less than 0.05 - Bright green
4. Negative and less than 0.10 - Pale green
5. This "combo" just means the criteria wasn't meant... which is possible b/c sometimes Column A may have text instead of a number of b/c the number in column B is not less than 0.10. If either of these is true, I want the cell to remain blank.

## Conditional Format Cells In Jan - Dec Columns Based On Next Column Data?

Jan 29, 2014

Wondering if it is possible to conditional format cells in "Jan"-"Dec" columns based on "Next" column data?

What I need is (lets say fill colour to differ) in one cell per row, based on latest input and "next" data.

Month Avg
Date
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul

[code]......

So for example:

row2: May is latest input so need fill in cell +2("next" column data) from may. In this case July

row3: Feb is latest imput and "next" also 2. Result should be Apr

row8:May is latest input, "next" is 6. Res should be Nov.

Finally, only one cell per row to be highlighted so need to overwrite colour fill when new data input in a cell already colour filled.

## Conditional Formatting Depending On Two Other Cells?

Jan 27, 2014

On the attached spreadsheet, is there a way of highlighting a cell because it is a greater number than two other cells?

Can cell C3 be highlighted green because the number is greater than G3 and K3?

Can cell E3 be highlighted green because the number is greater than A3 and I3?

Can cell K4 be highlighted green because the number is greater than C4 and G4?

## Conditional Format (with Formulas) 10 Cells Depending On 1 Criteria

Oct 19, 2009

I want to colour 10 cells (A1-J1) if I type in yes in cell K1. Using conditional formatting Im only able to colour 1 cell. Is this possible without using VBA?

## Conditional Formatting - Highlight Color Of Text In Particular Cell Depending On Value

Dec 22, 2013

I would like to know the formula to highlight the color of text in particular cell if the value of the particular cell ( value is text ) is so and so.

For Ex: If the J6 is "Vacation" then the J1 text should be in red color.

## Formula / Conditional Format To Award Score From 0 To 4 Depending On Cell Value

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.

## Conditional Formatting: If A Cell Value In Column X Contains The Word "open", Format Row Background To Yellow

May 7, 2009

I need to set up some conditional formatting on my spreadsheet, however I am having a little trouble with one of my conditions. The requirement is:

- if a cell value in column X contains the word "open", format row background to yellow.

- if a cell value in column X contains the word "resolved", format row background to green.

- if a cell value in column X contains the word "moved" OR "closed", format row background to blue.

Now I have manged the first two on my own, using the conditional formatting tool and using the formula "=SEARCH("open",INDIRECT("X"&ROW()))".

However I am stuck on the last one. I tried...

=OR(SEARCH("resolved",INDIRECT("X"&ROW())), SEARCH("closed",INDIRECT("X"&ROW())))

However this doesnt work. I tried looking at adding VB script in but to be honest I am not a VB programmer and cant really spend too much time on this. fix the final conditional format so it run if the cell contains either "resolved" or "closed"?

## Conditional Formatting Based On Another Cell Conditional Format

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???

## Looping & Conditional Format: Finds A "J" It Will Apply Conditional Formatting To A Row Of 4 Cells Directly Adjacent?

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.

## Conditional Formatting For Number Format?

Mar 2, 2014

Can I use conditional formatting to determine if a number in a cell is displayed as a normal decimal or scientific?

So a number of 1000 or above will be changed to scientific notation with 4 significant figures.

## Conditional Formatting With 2 Different Colors In One Format

Mar 8, 2007

In conditional format I've this formula
=countif(\$Q\$2:\$V\$2,B2)>0
which will return any matching numbers in yellow.
My question is can I insert that once that row reaches 10 matching numbers the row turns green.

## Conditional Formatting (format All Cells)

Dec 12, 2008

I have two colums A and B with a lot of data and want to use Conditional Formatting:

Cell Value Is
equal to
=\$A\$2 \$A\$352

What formula do I have to use to format all cells (colored) in the colum B with any existing value in between A2 and A352.

THE VALUES ARE WORDS

## Conditional Formatting: Format The Range

Jul 5, 2007

I have a range A1:A20. Each cell in this range contains a number between 1 and 100. I'd like to be able to format this range so that the top 3 or largest 3 numbers appear in red.

## Excel 2010 :: Conditional Formatting Of Cell Depending On Value Of Another Cell?

May 9, 2013

I'm using Excel 2010 and I would like to format a cell (say, the font of that cell turns RED) if the value of another cell meets a certain criteria.

## Conditional Formatting Based Upon Format Of Another Cell?

Mar 25, 2010

Is it possible to format a cell based upon the format of another cell? For instance, if the cell to the left of a target cell is bold, is there a conditional formatting cell that can be used so that the target cell is bold as well?

## Cell Format For Conditional Formatting With A Formula?

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.

## CONDITIONAL FORMATTING TO VBA. Row Format Based On Cell Value

Apr 19, 2008

I have set 3 conditional formatting rules where the row from column A to K will change depending on the value on column L.

Selection is equal to A3:K100, conditions are similar to:
- Formula is =\$K3="PIP"

Then for formatting I chose WHITE BOLD FONT & BLUE SOLID PATTERN, for example.

Conditional formatting only allows 3 conditions. If this can be replicated
using VBA, then you can set "n" conditions, correct?

## Conditional Formatting : Changing Number Format

Sep 18, 2006

I would like to change the number format of a cell in function of the value of another cell. For example, if A1=1, then I would like the cell A2 to be displayed as a percentage. If A1=2, then would like the cell A2 to be displayed as a number.

## Overide Conditional Formatting With Standard Format

May 14, 2008

I have a worksheet with conditional formatting to shade (with the color grey) every nth column using the =MOD(COLUMN(),5)=0 function. I need to manually add cells formatted with various other colors to my worksheet. Some of the colored cells overlay the conditionally formatted shaded columns and the shading shows rather than the colors. I want colors to show on top of the conditional shading.

## Conditional Formatting - Blank Cell Gets Unwanted Format.

Oct 31, 2008

As a pert of a spreadsheet I have 2 columns (M5:N400) of 400 cells deep. Each cell in these columns contains a formula that counts days, when appropriate. They can end up showing a value of blank, a number between 0 and 5, or any number greater than 5. (But very rarely greater than 30)

If the number is greater than 5 then it means that it has exceeded it's target time and I wish to highlight this with conditional formatting (CF). I have a CF on all cells in both columns that says.

If "The cell value" is "Greater than" "5"... then
format the background colour to a pale yellow.

It works, but doesn't work.

If the cell value is 0 to 5 it's unchanged. Good.
If the cell value is >5 it changes. Good.
BUT, if the cell is blank it also changes. Bad!!!

I assume it is because it is looking at the fact that there is a formula in the cell, even though the displayed value is "". So I tried a second level saying that if the cell is equal to "" then no format, but it still changes.

## Conditional Formatting To Format Cells On Several Rows Below According To The Day In 2007

Sep 8, 2009

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.

## Using Conditional Formatting To Format Range Based On One Cell

May 20, 2009

I am working with the Conditional Formatting, which is fine for one cell. Here is what I am trying to do: IF cell in \$A1 = 1 then bold \$B2:\$M2 and apply solid line border to top of cell ranges. I have tried conditional formatting but it only formats the cells in column A. And I can't seem to find a BOLD statement for the cell formulas.

## Can I Copy Format From Conditional Formatting To Other Sheet Or Cells?

Sep 9, 2003

Can i copy format from conditional formatting to other sheet or cells?

## Summe Column Depending Of Other Columns

May 15, 2007

I want to create a macro that make the somme of 2 other columns when the nummer of the first column ist double(more than one ) and put the somme in a new Rows. like this :

A B
23 5
23 12
23 2
45 4
45 1
46 3 in the news the resultat in the same columns it´s like this
A B
23 19
45 5
46 3

## Conditional Formatting Cells To Show No Format If Cell Contains A Date

May 3, 2014

How can I condition format a cell to show no format if the cell contains a date

## 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?

## Conditional Formatting Of A Cell Depending On Another Cell

Jul 9, 2014

I want to conditionally format cells K8, L8 and M8 so that when cell C3 contains a 3 it causes the previously mentioned three cells to fill black.

I cannot seem to work out how to do this using the options available under conditional formatting. Is there another way?

## Repeat Cells In Column Depending On Change In Another Columns

Jan 23, 2013

Here is an example list:

Networks
Hardware
Networks
Software
Networks
Resources
Apps
Hardware
Apps
Software
Apps
Resources
Domain
Hardware
Domain
Software
Domain
Resources
Print
Hardware
Print
Print

All I'm trying to do in the second column is something that can say if there is a change in column A, then restart the order, or not..

## Array Of Columns / SUMIF A Particular Column / Depending On A Certain Criteria

Jul 24, 2014

I have a download from an accounting general ledger which has the following:

Column A: Category Description
Column B: Country
Column C: Department
Row 1: Months
Note: Each row contains the last 12 months worth of costs

As the categories/criteria can appear multiple times, and there are thousands of lines, I have been using SUMIFS to calculate totals my required combinations (eg. Travel expense, Germany, Sales department)

Every month, the information refreshes to show the most recent 12 months worth of data. And this means I need to manually update my formulas to correct the month column headings, as everything moves by 1 month.

Would something like a SUMIF with a SUMPRODUCT work? Eg. if current month = July, then it would sum everything from the July column automatically?