Conditional Formatting Based On A Percentage Difference

Apr 3, 2009

Using conditional formatting i am trying to write a formula that changes colour on the percentage difference of another cell.

An example would be if cell A1 contained a target of 5% in cell A2 would be an actual. If cell A2 is equal to A1 or better then it would be green. If cell A2 was within 10% less of A1 (i.e 4.5%-4.99%) then amber and red for the target minus 10% (i.e <4.49%)

I want to do this as a conditional formatting formula as the target figure will change but 10% difference will remain the same.

I have a workbook that I've built for a project. I've attached a sample workbook. What I'm trying to do, for the entire sheet or workbook if possible, is turn any Cell with a percentage of 30% to 49% yellow and any cell with a percentage of 50% or more Red. I would also like to move the ID's of the variable cells, for example Id number 9922, to the cells beside the description of the rows, Affected would be an example, if the information contained in the same row as the ID meets with a set of variables.

For example I only want the ID's moved if they correspond with IDsub 1-25. One more thing, the people who will be using this spreadsheet will be copying data from a website when it is imported it does not insert the values as numbers. I would like to format the cells, in example workbook they would be any of the cells labeled ID IDsub Variable or Number, so that anything put in that cell will automatically be converted to a number.

I should also probably add that the formatting will be done on approximately 80 rows a sheet with 47 sheets.

I would like to use conditional formatting to mark cells with arrows depending on the difference between the values in those cells and figures from different cells. Namely, I have percentage values in column A and B. I need cells in column B to be marked with arrows (up, right or down) when the difference between value B and A is bigger than 2%, bigger than 0 but smaller than 2%, and smaller than 0 respectively (see the spreadsheet attached).

I need to have a conditional format that will adjust based on percentage ranges.

1% to 25% would be shaded red 26% to 50% would be shaded Orange 51% to 100% would be shaded Green

I was hoping to reference another cell and have the formatted cell reflect the conditional format. I dont think that's possible, so I can include a percentage in another cell and have that highlighted.

I am trying to get a row of cells to highlight a percentage based on a date range

Below is an example of what my spreadsheet will look like, very simple for managers to read and understand but I am stuck on how i can get this to display the right way.

In the example i would need the Jan column to colour for a certain percent for 21 days and continue to feb for 26 days. Im not sure if this makes sense but this is what they are asking for. Colour bars to simple show the percent of days off each month.

Name Start Date End Date Jan Feb Mar

Dale 11/01/14 26/02/14 21 days 26 days

I have attached the spreadsheet for an example : Book1.xlsx

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So; basically, all %'s that aren't whole numbers will show 1 decimal place,, whole numbers to show NO decimal place.

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1400 156 1400 99 1400 74 1400 86 1400 256

The number of entries may vary for each block but is never more than 60. the next block may be e.g.

14:05 15 14:05 42 etc

and down a very long list of around 65000 entries. I'm looking for a routine that will add up all the values in each block and calculate the total for that time block. I then need to fill in an adjacent column with the perecentage that each value is of the total. A completed block may look like;..............

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So, if a target date is 70-100 days out; 0%-10% - RED, 11%-45% - YELLOW, 46%-100% - GREEN

If a target date is 40-69 days out; 0%-45% - RED, 46%-75% - YELLOW, 75%-100% - GREEN

If a target date is 20-40 days out; 0%-60% - RED, 61-90% - YELLOW, 91%-100% - GREEN

If a target date is 0-20 days out; 0%-85% - RED, 86%-95% - YELLOW, 96-100% - GREEN

If a target date has passed, Anything under 100% is RED.

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If AI3=C3 & C3 is red, format AI3 blue If AI3=D3 & D3 is red, format AI3 blue Otherwise, leave AI3 unformatted.

Can use an icon set conditional format to solve the following -

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I provided an example below to illustrate a spreadsheet I work on. The numbers go up and down. I want to know how I should go about setting up the formula. If I need to ensure the smaller number is always subtracted from the bigger number, it will require a lot of manual intervention on my part.

Row 3 is =(b2-b1)/ABS(b1)Row 4 is =(b2-b1)/ABS(b2)Row 5 is custom. I went through each cell and made sure the smaller number was being subtracted from the larger number, then divided by the smaller number

I have a spreadsheet which has a number of columns populated with a day number and below each day number there are some numbers. What I would like to do is to compare the values for Day1 with Day2, Day 2 with Day 3 etc. Is there a smart way to do this using VBA? I am enclosing an example to show what I would like the macro to do.

I have an excel file that linked to an external feed that receives stock prices in real time. on the file i have the stock name, the price paid and the current price. I would like to have a popup that shows up whenever a stock price has a 15% or higher return. I would like the popup to show the stock name. I realise that conditional formatting would highlight whatever is over 15%, but the workbook has multiple worksheets and I would like it to popup even when i am on another worksheet.

Enclosed is a copy of the file (the actual file has many more sheets) : john.zip

I have an excel file that linked to an external feed that receives stock prices in real time. on the file i have the stock name, the price paid and the current price. I would like to have a popup that shows up whenever a stock price has a 15% or higher return. I would like the popup to show the stock name. I realise that conditional formatting would highlight whatever is over 15%, but the workbook has multiple worksheets and I would like it to popup even when i am on another worksheet. enclosed is a copy of the file (the actual file has many more sheets)

Excel 2010 - Solver will NOT work with whole numbers and that is what I need (only whole numbers, i.e whole vials being used). So this is a drug/inventory problem. The drug is dosed as 25, 35,or 50 units/kg. Also a Max dose is reached with 100 kg. (this I can do). The trick is we want to use whole vial sizes and the vials come with varying amount of drug per vial (480-620 units/vial). We can enter our existing Inventory to get the exact units/vial and number of vials on hand. Now I need to figure out the best combination of vials in Inventory to use to get the closest to the dose needed. If Max dose is reached then the MOST we can go over the max dose is 5%. I'd like to see the percentage difference from the calculated or Max dose.

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