Conditional Formatting More Than 3 Conditions Based On Dates
Feb 8, 2009
I want to create a chart than logs the progress of a project at work. Column 1 will have a series of target dates for certain tasks and column 2 will be filled in with the completed dates. I want automatically colour a cell (RC) based on the date given in the cell to the left (RC[-1]) giving a traffic light style warning of an upcoming target date and colour coding the cells when a task is completed on time (or not!). I can work out what the conditions are by creating 2 sets of 3 conditions (1 set if cell (RC) is empty and 1 set if cell (RC) has a date or "N/A" in it).
My conditions are:
1. Turn the cell background colour red (action overdue) if:
2. Turn the cell background colour orange (action required) if:
I have established that to have more than 3 conditions in my version of Excel (2003) i have to use VBA. Unfortunately I have very little knowledge of this process. I have attached an example of the worksheet I am working on. The worksheet in question totals hours worked for payroll. problem:
Required result: Cell to change to 1 of 8 background colours in response to selection of 1 of 8 options in drop down list in the cell directly next it.
i.e. (in reference to attachment - sheet DATA) IF E6 = Holiday, then D6 = Red IF E6 = Half Day Holiday, then D6 = Red IF E6 = Sick, then D6 = Blue IF E6 = Sick Half Day, then D6 = Blue IF E6 = Bank Holiday, then D6 = Green IF E6 = Compassionate Leave, then D6 = Pink IF E6 = Unpaid Leave then, D6 = Yellow IF E6 = Unpaid Leave Half Day then, D6 = Yellow
However, the same basic table as shown in sheet DATA appears several times on the worksheet. And in each instance the conditional formatting is the same (in reference to the relative cells).
I have a date in column A. I want to format to YELLOW column F based on whether column F is blank and 20 days past column A. I also want the formatting to change colors to RED if it remains blank past 30 days. Then, when column F is filled in I want the formatting to be removed.
I am trying to work with conditional formatting to turn a field a specific color based on two conditions, one of which is variable. The first condition is a list of ongoing events (which can change) and the second condition is a set of known milestones. I want to create a control (check boxes?) that will turn a given field (which has dates in it from another calculation) to either Red, Yellow, or Green.
I was thinking two Dropdown boxes - one for the events and one for the milestones. The user would choose an event, choose the milestone, then choose a checkbox or something to change the color of a field elsewhere in the spreadsheet. Right now, I'm doing this in a very clumsy way by having three checkboxes for each milestone for each event. There are five milestones per event (so 15 checkboxes per event on Sheet2). I will likely have 70+ events so I was hoping for a better way to do this. I've done this for the first three events and need a more efficient way of doing this.
See the attachment : Event Milestones based on Go Date Uploadable.xlsx
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
I have a spreadsheet that tracks publication dates and review dates. I would like the publication date to change color based upon its relationship with todays date. If the publication date is equal to or older than two years from today turn red, if it is equal to or older than a year and a half from today turn yellow. This seems like a pretty simple formula but I have tried several times and I can't seem to get it to work.
I have a simple due date spread sheet for tasks that need completing at work. I am able to make the 'Due date' cell turn red when it is equal to or less than todays date, using conditional formatting. No problem.
I also have a 'Date closed' cell which is populated with a date when the task is complete.
What I am struggling to do however is change the red 'Due Date' cell to Grey once the 'Date Closed' cell is populated with a date. In fact I would like the whole row to be greyed out once the 'Date Closed' cell is populated.
I also have an 'Open / Closed' cell, which tells me if a task is open or closed, being chosen from a drop down I installed. Could this be used as an alternative to the 'Date Closed' cell. ie If someone selects 'Closed' in cell A4 the whole A row goes grey.
Each item (row) in my sheet contains a logged date in column A, and a priority Level in Column G - which is via a data validation drop down (1 to 3).
What I would like to do is create a conditional format based on what the priority level is, and whether it has expired its allowed resolution time based on the logged date.
For example a Level 1 priority requires a 1 day fix, a level 2 requires a 5 day fix and a level 3 requires a 10 day fix.
If the priority level is a 1 and the logged date is over 1 day old i need the whole row to change colour. If the priority level is a 2 and the logged date is over 5 days old I need it to change colour, and if the Priority level is a 3 and the logged date is over 10 days old I need it to change colour. The colour can be the same each time, but I just need to know how to get it to trigger.
I think I have used an IF(AND( formula in the past, but cannot remember how to do it.
I would like to highlight cells is two conditions are met:Cell = 0Offset(0,-1)>0I tried the conditional format wizard and entered a formula: =IF(AND($J2=0,$I2>0)) But I keep receiving formual errors, which I understand, because it appears to be incomplete formula. But I am not sure what else I need to add to the formula in the conditional format wizard
I am trying to use conditional formatting to calculate when the date in the top column gets within 60 days from expiring to turn yellow, 30 days from expiring to turn orange and when it expires to turn red. The dates that are listed from row 5 down are when the classes were taken. the expiration date will be based on row 3. Some are annual,3 years and 5 years, etc. I am using Excel 2010....
I just cannot think through this conditional formatting statement.
The conditions: -- If the current (todays) date is 8 working days after the created date, then highlight in orange -- If the current (todays) date is 10 working days after the created date, then highlight in red
On other words... -- The dates that will get highlighted in red are overdue for processing -- The dates that become orange are approaching the overdue time -- Any dates that are less than 8 working days are NOT highlighted at all
In the attached spreadsheet, the numbers in col A derived from another spreadsheet. The table D1:L21 is precaculated based on projection. I need 2 cells highlighted when they capture the number from the same row (col A). In another word, whenever the number from col A fall in between the 2 cells in the same row, they will be highlighted. Another condition is when it is smaller then 10 reps, the corresding cell in col D will be highlighted, as demonstrated in the attached table. I tried AND(E2<A2, F2>A2) but it didn't work. I also tried LARGE((E2:L2<A2)*(E2:L2),1) and similar SMALL function. They work as an array in normal excel, but not in the conditional formatting.
I am trying to fill a cell green if the current value > avg value and in red if < than avg value. I have tried to use conditional formatting but I cannot see where i can add additional rules. In any case here is what I am trying to do:
Daily Avg. Units:42 Avg Bgt. Units:7
The cell containing the number 42 is filled in green. If the figure was less than 7 it would have been red.
Why is there a hard limitation like this? Is there a way to go around it? By having a different format for the cells outside the 3 conditions I can get 4 different formats altogether, but that's not really that much.
I'm using Excel 2000 which has a limit of three conditions, I have 6. If you could just get me started, I still don't understand VBA enough to do this.
In cell A1, the color is set to red. I want A1 to turn green when all 6 conditions are met:
1. Cell B1 has a valid value from its pull down list, no other value, and not empty. 2. Cell B2 has an integer, no decimal places allowed, and not empty. 3. Cell B3 has a valid value from its pull down list, no other value, and not empty 4. Cell B4 is not empty. 5. Cell B5 has a three decimal place number greater than zero. 6. Cell B6 has a single letter from A-Z only.
I am trying to colour cells depending on the text in the cell. The text includes letters and symbols (e.g. A+ or C). The problem is I have five different conditions and Excel will only let me set up three.
The conditions I require are: Text: A+ or A Colour: Pink Text: A- or B+ Colour: Light Orange Text: B or B- Colour: Sea Green Text: C+ or C Colour: Lavender Text: C- or D Colour: Brown
Need to figure out a code for Conditional formatting to work for 4 cases. I dropped programming 5 yrs ago...have forgotten mostly everything but I know this can be done. What I need:
Range = entire sheet Upon entering a date(X) anywhere in the row the date is calculated from today's date(Y) and if the date entered is -infinity to 30 then the entire row turns red. 31 to 60 days orange, 61 to 90 days yellow, 91 to 120 days green, 120+ nothing.
Basically Y-X. Case <30 red row Case 31-60 orange row Case 61-90 Yellow row Case 91-120 Green Row 121+ nothing.
I'm trying to add conditional formatting to a column of data but there are more than 3 conditions. Is there a way of increasing the number of conditions you are able to set using the conditional formatting wizard or, if not, is there a way of applying conditional formatting using VBA ?
I am trying to use conditional formatting for a cell; It is a cell using Validation; you can choose "Yes" or "No" from a list If the value is "Yes" the cell should be green, regardless of everything else But if the value is "No" it should turn red, but only if a choice in another cell is equal to "X". Otherwise it should be left without special formatting.
I have a spreadsheet that contains a great deal of information, though most if it contains dates. There are some colums that contain the word "NEED" if i don't yet have the date to put in there, and the cell is yellow. What i want to do is set up conditional formatting to change the cell to pink if:
A)the cell contains the "Need"
B)The date in the corresponding row from column C is more than 15 days old.