Conditional Formatting Stops Working After Adding Column
May 21, 2013
I have a conditional formula that highlights dates red when it meets a certain criteria. The file named MS Working, the conditional formatting formula (formula below) works as it should with no issues. The other file MS NOT Working, the conditional formatting formula (formula below) has stopped working as it should. What I did? I inserted a new column to the left. Where the MS Working file has only 1 column to the far left, the MS NOT Working file now has 2 columns to the far left.
It seems as if the formula adjusted itself when I inserted the new column; however, its not working.
Conditional Formula: =AND(TODAY()>B3,NOT(ISODD(COLUMN())),B3<>"",OR(C3="",C3=0),B3<>0)
MS NOT Working
Conditional Formula: =AND(TODAY()>C3,NOT(ISODD(COLUMN())),C3<>"",OR(D3="",D3=0),C3<>0)
I have a spreadsheet that i am tracking some Training dates on. i have the requirements written in the box categorgy on the attachement if anyone wants to see it. Ok so so far in the B colum (contains date of a computer based training (CBT))i have this conditional formatting: Formats for Red background
If a1=today and b1=null then colour of cell should be green, or If a1=today and b1between today and +7days then colour of cell should be yellow If a1=today and b1 between today and +14 days then colour of cell should be green
I am trying to do this in conditional formatting, but it doesnt work. As when we try copy to all cells the ref is still for B1 so it wont work on a spreadhseet with many data rows.
I have set up a basic sheet for a colleague, whereby the Team Leader can enter client names into a control sheet, and then the team can add the client names into the allocations sheet when they take on the care for that client, and Conditional Formatting colour codes the cells to show which program a client comes under.
My problem is, the conditional formatting works perfectly on my computer, and another colleague's computer, but for two other colleagues, only half of the colour coding works... leaving half of the clients cells white, indicating they are not allocated to a program.
I have checked that we are all using the same network pathway, macro security settings etc.
I have a spreadsheet that has values in the end column that read Addition, Deletion or No Change. I am trying to get the row cells in Column A to shade red, green or yellow depending on the value of the cells in Column I. I have tried the folllowing:
I chose the fill to be green for this but when I click OK nothing happens but I do not get any error messages.
I am trying to do a conditional formatting for the number of working days. What I am trying to do is:
As in the row D7 I give the actual workdays required to finish the task the Gantt Chart gets a specific formatting on the right appears for the number of working days.
I want to avoid the formatting if there are any weekend (Saturday or sunday)
Suppose I give number of working days as 20 then there would be 6 weekend days so it shall add to the overall actual working days but again sinnce we are adding 6 additional days one more weekend day would come in between so the formatting shall take care of this.
I have a spreadsheet which uses conditional formatting to highlight cells with certain values. It's works perfectly, except for a single cell. The formatting formula is and should be exactly the same as other cells in the sheet. For whatever reason, this cell will not change with the formatting rules. The cell is not protected, it doesn't have any oddball values or anything that I can see.
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?
I have this macro which sits in the workbook module:
Code: Private Sub Workbook_SheetSelectionChange(ByVal Sh As Object, ByVal Target As Excel.Range) Static OldRng As Range
On Error Resume Next If Application.CutCopyMode = xlCopy Or Application.CutCopyMode = xlCut Then OldRng.EntireColumn.FormatConditions(1).Delete OldRng.EntireRow.FormatConditions(1).Delete
It's used to highlight the selected/active row.
But, as soon as I run another macro, it simply stops working entirely and I'm left with a row permanently highlighted until you manually remove the conditional formatting. All formats and cell colours controlled in the other macro stop working as well. This is the other (edited for publishing) macro, which is used to send an email, and is found in a module:
Code: Sub Send_Mail() 'this sends an email that sends a text message
Dim OutApp As Object Dim OutMail As Object Dim MyButton As String Dim strTo As String
I didn't write the first macro so I'm not sure where the problem is? I'm guessing there is something in the code that is stopping it from working (i.e. running conditional formats) as soon as another macro is run? Is that was is happening?
I have created a spreadsheet that will show me where people are working on what day, etc. however i want to be able to filter by week to create a list of say 2 particuar shifts - in this case "syl ld" and syl n so that the spreadheet would show the people who are working these shifts and I could print out. I have tried Multiple Filters and Advanced search but cannot achieve what I require
i have a worksheet named for example 'allocation 1' this is a master document and is opened and modified and 'saved as' under a customer name. This then stops a few important macros working properly because they refer to the original title and not the new saved title. Is there any code that will let the macro recognise any new title it is saved under?
I have joined out of desperation relating to a problem with an Active X control inserted into a userform. This control accesses and returns data from an instrument on the RS232 PC comms port. All works well until I try to save, copy or print the workbook using usual VBA code, then mysteriously the code just stops, and Excel needs to be restarted again. It seems to just get lost!
On one of our computers at work, Excel is acting especially strange. The conditional formatting in Excel on one of our computers is not working. In addition, we cannot fill a cell with any color or change the color of the writing. We can click a color for the letters and type it in, but immediately after another cell is highlighted, the writing goes black again. When we try to highlight multiple cells with the cursor, the cells are black instead of the normal color. This happens to not just spreadsheets that are new, but existing spreadsheets on our shared drive from only this one computer as well. No other computers are affected this way. All other computers show the spreadsheets fine and do not have any functionality issues.
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 was given the following formula by Domenic some time ago that I use along with VBA code supplied by Fin Fan Foom to open do a lookup on a closed workbook:
=If(ISNUMBER(MATCH(MIN(If( Date=D2,If(ABS(Time-E2)<"0:30:30"+0,ABS(Time-E2)))),If(Date=D2,ABS(Time-E2)),0)),INDEX(Contact,MATCH(MIN(If(Date=D2,If(ABS(Time-E2)<"0:30:30"+0,ABS(Time-E2)))),If(Date=D2,ABS(Time-E2)),0)),"") Everything works fine, until I attempt to… - cut & paste a block of cells, or - do a SaveAs, or - change a worksheet name
The formula will no longer function after performing any of these tasks (the cells go blank), and I have to close the workbook without saving to preserve the original workbook functionality. All other tasks, including even importing of different files into the workbook have NO negative effect.
The formula uses an “INDIRECT” named range. Sheet name changes are reflected in the named ranges, but any change of names somehow causes a malfunction (no sheet names are referenced in the VBA).
I thought that the large lookup workbook (40,000 rows) may be a problem, but even after deleting most of the data and retaining only a few rows, the problem still remained.
After the formula cuts out (after performing the above tasks), if I open up the lookup file, then the lookup will work again, but if I close the lookup file, it will stop working.
I doubt the problem is in the VBA code since IT WORKS, and besides, I have other simple VLookups formulas that also uses the same process (and VBA code) and they continue to work just fine when that one formula gives out. The only thing I can think of is that the complexity of that one formula may be an issue.
Anyway, I the original thread is long, so I’m starting a new one here. The original thread is here (Domenic’s formula, pg 7; FFF’s code, pg 8): Dedicated Cell To Choose Lookup Table
I am trying to apply icon conditional formatting in a cell. The cell contains the following formula: =VLOOKUP(D20,'owssvr(1)'!O:W,9,FALSE The formula results in a "2", "1", "0" or "-1" in the cell. The icon conditional formatting is not working at all (no icon appears). I have the conditional formatting setup as numbers Green 2, Yellow 1,0 etc based on value. If I delete the formula and just type in any of those numbers directly, it works. I have changed my cells to "number" and it still does not work.
Our company has a shipping report spreadsheet that has the job number in column A and the ship date in column F. I want to track other things on a separate spreadsheet. So far, we are only down to row 1440 so in order to account for future jobs, my code on the other spreadsheet is:
Also, the jobs are arranged by ship date, not by number order.
This has worked perfectly for months but for some reason, it will no longer recognize job numbers greater than 1331. The format is the same between the working and non-working cell. Is there a max limit for vlookups that I am not aware of? If this was a sudden failure, I could nail it down but there has to be an underlying reason I'm not seeing.
Here is a sample of my spreadsheet: Ship Date 1325 12/27/13 1326 3/10/14 1327 1/4/14 1328 1/31/14 1329 3/3/14 1330 1/22/14 1331 1/15/14 1332 #N/A 1333 #N/A 1334 #N/A 1335 #N/A 1336 #N/A 1337 #N/A 1338 #N/A 1339 #N/A 1340 #N/A
I am using a BeforeDoubleClick event to look for a worksheet name and if it exists, go to the sheet. If the worksheet does not exist, it is creates a new sheet by copying a hidden sheet and naming it using a name in a cell reference. It works for the most part, but I am finding that it is having an intermittant issue. Sometimes, when I double-click, it double-clicks the target cell for editing, and then it renames the active sheet to the cell reference rather than copying the hidden sheet. It seems to happen when I reach 35 sheets created, but not always. Here is the
Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean) Dim WSname As String Dim WScheck As Worksheet Dim WScheckname As String If Not Intersect(Target, Range("A5:L85")) Is Nothing Then WSname = Range("L" & Target.Row) On Error Resume Next Set WScheck = Sheets(WSname) If WScheck Is Nothing Then 'Doesn't exist so create it Sheets("Master_SLP").Copy Before:=Sheets(Worksheets.Count) ActiveSheet.Name = WSname.........................
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 have a column containing 8760 item (365*24), I divided them into days, one column for each day, modifying a macro I found here. Now I want to conditionally format these columns in themselves with color scales. But if I select 365 columns at the same time and do it, it takes the highest and lowest of all the numbers and format. I want it to format each column using the highest and lowest values in itself. How do I do this without selecting every column one by one and turning conditional formatting on manually?
I've copied a sample of my worksheet below (there are 52 of these in my workbook). i'd like excel to place conditional formatting in column M (i.e. "Promo Proice Per Unit"). So that if the price is different to the price in column L (i.e. "Shelf Price Per Unit") then excel will apply conditional formatting to the corresponding cell in column M.
So for example, in row 10 (product 5) the promo price (column M) is different to the shelf price (column L). It'd be great if excel wold then automatically format that cell as the example in the below table (i did the formatting manually).
When i tried to do this using the format/conditional formatting way i couldnt figure out how to tell excel what to do as its a little more advanced than the options that it gives you in that window?
I want a to include conditional formatting for Column D in my spreadsheet to highlight cells that have information in them but that are less than 17 digits. (The cell will be filled with alpha & numeric data)
If a cell in Column F = Closed Then, the entire row is filled green. If a cell in Column F = Open Then, the entire row is red with a strike through. I'm guessing this is simple, but I can only conditionally format on a cell-by-cell basis right now