Excel 2007 :: Applying Conditional Formatting To A Dynamic Named Range?
Jul 10, 2012
I have an Excel 2007 Workbook which is refreshed by a Web Query. I have dynamic named range defined as "Manager" which I've confirmed is correctly identified. This range includes only one column and is formatted as text.
When I try to reference this range in my conditional formatting "refers to" formula, all cells are recognized as blank even though the range clearly contains many cells that are not. For example, there are 90 records containing the initials "PD". If I use the formula =Manager="PD" in my conditional formatting, nothing changes. If I change it to =Manager="" then ALL records are formatted, including those that are not blank.
Stranger still, if I enter the formula =COUNTIF(Manager,"PD") into and empty cell in my worksheet those 90 records are counted correctly. Which leads me to believe it isn't about the data. Conversely, =COUNTIF(Manager,"") returns the correct count of only cells that are, in fact, blank.
I've tried using the OFFSET formula defining my range in place of the name itself for my conditional format formula to no avail.
I have one simple (but large table). It has dates across the top (formatted in hh format). I would like the associated table to format according to the day and also to format differently when there is a public holiday. So I have built a table with the holidays and named the relevant cells as "Holiday_Valid".
I have the following formula in the conditional formatting;
Where D11 has the current day in question and Holiday_Valid is a list of public holidays. Since there is a cell for each hour of each day I am using "int()".
There is a second conditional format to format Sundays differently as below;
My problem is that these both work well....but then after a few minutes the whole sheet crashes with those dreaded "Trying to recover your data" and "Excel will restart" etc.
I have removed references to named ranges and so far - so good....but this means putting the validation table in the same sheet as the main table. In the past I have been able to use named ranges (albeit not in such convoluted formulae), but now it seems that it is not working any longer.
When I open the recovered sheet, all the conditional formatting has been removed and the message from the repairs is that there was some invalid conditional formatting.
Extensive web searches did show some issues with conditional formatting using names ranges....especially with frozen panes....which I need use with a sheet this big.
I have a spreadsheet with several worksheets in it. The main sheet contains a calendar view that is fed from a separate sheet with holiday date ranges. This aspect works well and displays correctly in the main calendar view.
I am now adding in additional conditional formatting to each cell. As a first example i want the calendar to display bank holiday days by colouring the cell (lets say black). I am using conditional formatting only and have used the following formula;
Holidays is a named range, separate sheet (A2:A13). C6 is the date value field (runs C6 through AN6 - perpetual calendar)
It evaluates the cell (i can see, TRUE,FALSE,FALSE,FALSE,...) and will only shade the cell if the date value field is equal to the first date in the Holidays named range. if this is not the case (FALSE,TRUE,FALSE,FALSE,...) the field value is set to "0".
how i can change this, entered as conditional format formula, to set the cell to "1" if any are evaluated as TRUE regardless of where they come in the name named range.
I want to additionally add in, from separate worksheets in the same workbook, face to face meetings and conference calls. I have assumed that i will use the same method to do this as Bank Holidays.
I'm trying to clear conditional formatting (icon set) that I was experimenting with, but no joy at all. The only function within the "Styles" section is Cell Styles -- conditional formatting & fornat as table choices are grayed-out.
I've tried to delete and re-enter the data, clear formats, clear all, copy and paste, format painter...nothing worked.
If you have a range of cells with values in them (Q2:AZ2), you can use conditional formatting to identify the top x% of the group and it would essentially treat each cell in comparison to the group. I need to identify if a cell in the group is greater than 3*Stdev(Q2:AZ2). Do I have to create conditional formatting for each individual cell or is there a way to apply a function to the group that would recognize each cell the same way that the canned conditional formatting rules work?
I have many autoshapes in my excel file and I want to use the "VBA version of conditional formatting" one two of these autoshapes. I am saying VBA version because conditional formatting does not work on autoshapes (just found that out). The autoshapes on which I want the conditional formatting to work are "AutoShape 73" and "AutoShape 74" (from Autoshapes > Stars & Banners > Explosion1).
This is how I want the conditional formatting to work:
If the text in the autoshape is "A", fill the autoshape with RED color and bold + white arial 12 font
If the text in the autoshape is "B", fill the autoshape with BLUE color and white arial 12 font
If the text in the autoshape is "C", fill the autoshape with GREEN color and bold + black arial 12 font
I have data in several columns going left to right. In column N I subtract column H from column I and then in column O I subtract column I from column J. I then use conditional formatting to indicate whether column N is greater than 45 and column O is less than 120, using different formats for each. If the cell value does not meet the condition then there is no conditional formatting used in that cell.
I want to subtotal each column to indicate the amount over or under 45 in column N and over and under 120 in column O and I would like to know if I can do it using the colors in each cell. Most rows do not meet either condition but a few rows do meet both conditions and I don't think sorting and subtotaling is not going to give me what I want.
I have about 7,000 rows in this worksheet and I am going to be removing lines and then maybe adding them back and I would like to track the balances as the data gets moved around. I can use Window Watch for that.
I am using Excel 2007, don't know how to write VBA and would really like a solution that does not use VBA.
Using Excel 2007 and conditional formatting, how would I find duplicates across all fields in the table, similar to the "remove duplicates" tool that in default mode selects all the fields or offers the option to select fields of choice. I need to look at all the fields.
I've tried concatenation, but only with a limited number of fields; larger amounts slow the process to a crawl. If my table is 10,000 records with 15 fields, what process would I use to highlight the duplicates. How about something in VBA?
I'm using 2007 and want to add conditional formatting to multiple cells.
Say I have 3 columns and 10 rows of data (A1:10 ; B1:10 ; C1:10). I want to add an icon set to everything in columns B and C based on a comparison with the figure on their immeidate left. So B1 is compared to A1, C1 to B1 etc.
When I do it though it compares everything to A1 (formula in the Conditional Formating is =$A$1 and it won't let me remove the $'s). It looks to me like I can't do it and have to add the formatting to every cell indiviually (which is quite a lot).
I wish to create a worksheet which I want to visually show milestone progress via a traffic light system based on dates , however I need a mechanism to lock these cells as each milestone progresses capturing whether it was within a certain SLA or not.
see spreadsheet. columns a-f contain pupils details.g4-r23 contain marks for 12 questions. row 24 contains total marks for that question. questions are out of 2,3,4 and 5 marks. I would like to format the cells to reflect % for that question. At the moment I have to format column by column to do that. When I format the whole spreadsheet 0 and 1 show in red 2 and 3 in yellow and 4 and 5 in red. I want 2 when equalling 100% to show green not yellow.
Any way to import and use icon sets for conditional formatting other than the ones provided in excel 2007? I would like to have some circles and shapes in colors other than just yellow, green, red, and gray.
i have a spreadsheet in excel 2007. It shows a students target grade in one column and their recent test mark in another column. Firstly i have applied conditional formatting to say whether or not the student has hit their target, below or above, using red, yellow and green colours. This all works fine.
Now i would like to add a formula that counts the number of cells that are red, yellow or green etc.....
I am applying conditional formatting on a range of cells. I have 2 conditions to color cells in different colors. Once I enter data, cells get colored corectly according to conditions. What I want is to count how many cells are colored by conditional formatting.
I tried using VBA --- Evaluate formula for each cell and count if TRUE.
I observed, for Excel 2007, as the condition is applied on the range, I expect the formula to be changed dynamically for each cell with appropriate addresses, like for A1, if am referring to cell C1, for A2 it should automatically refer to C2.
And excel takes care of this cells are colored correctly,however, when I try to check the 'FormatCondition' in VBA, I get only one formula for entire range. SO I can not use evaluate to find if the condition is satisfied or not ?
I'm creating an excel document that tracks the amount of time someone has (in months) in the program. Certain residents are able to 'fast track' if they meet conditions, and I am trying to create this spreadsheet so that anyone who looks at it can tell who qualifies (and when).
The issue I'm having is with conditional formatting, because I don't know how to do it with mutliple conditions.
Column C is their previous time (months) in the program Column D is their current time (months) in the program Column E is their total time in the program (Sum C+D)
Coumn E is what I would like to format, based on the following rules set out in the program manual:
If previous time is 9 months or more, a resident is eligible to fast track after 6 months current time (format green). If previous time is less than 6 months, a resident is eligible to fast track after 9 months current time (format green).
I understand that their is an odd gap - but these are the rules currently set out by the program manual, which is what I have to follow.
it's possible to set up conditional formatting to compare values between two identically-formatted (i.e. same row and column) pivot tables?
I have two pivots from two different sources and I want to be able to visually identify discrepancies between the two. Both have dates as the row labels (same date range) and categories as column labels (some categories may not necessarily be present on both pivots but the format of the labels - i.e., the names of the categories - is consistent where there is overlap)
I've tried doing this with 'traditional' CF but whenever I manipulate the pivots (i.e. by selecting / deselecting an item in a report filter), the movement of the columns trashes the formatting and I have to set it all up again.
Figured, given the structure of the tables is essentially the same, there might be a smarter way of doing it (by referencing the pivot fields in some way)
I need to color format several matrices of about 1000 rows each in order to find a pattern. Each row needs to be formatted on a color-scale so that the maximum value in each row has the darkest color and the minimum value has the lightest, while others are lighter according to their weight. It can be done on a single row, but it does not work for multiple rows at once. I have tried format copying and range options but it takes the maximum and minimum for the whole range rather than individual rows.
I'm wondering if it is possible to do it for multiple rows while the criteria of maximum and minimum applies to individual rows.
Excel 2007 is my version. I'm trying to build an array from a dynamic range. I will know the column letter and lastrow.I think I could do this via a FOR and NEXT routine but there has to be a more efficient way. Here is my inefficient code idea:
Code: Dim orgctarray(65000) As Variant 'because I don't know how long the array will need to be Dim cnt as integer Dim startrow as integer[code]....
So as you see, technically, I need to take sheet1.range("B3:B" & lastrow) and turn it into a vb array (I don't want to copy the data to some hidden worksheet and do the work there)I'd also like to remove duplicates and sort orgctarray alphabetically after I have completed building it.
I have conditional formatting set up so that the cell becomes highlighted if it contains a specific text.
Example of wanted conditional formatting:
Conditional formatting rules manager Rule
Stop if true
For some reason this formatting is inherited by another adjacent cell as we continue to input information.
Column M is formatted so if 'AP' is placed in any cell in that column the cell fills pink. As more information is inputted into the sheet, the conditional formatting copies to Column N. It does not happen with every entry and I have not been able to isolate the specific steps to recreate the copying. Multiple people use the same sheet and fill it out and needed.
After working with the sheet changes are made to the "applies to" column without people meaning to.
Conditional formatting rules manager Rule
I would like to make this formatting so that is only applies to the Column M and not "travel" to other cells of the sheet.
I have a Workbook (Test 1) with several columns A-S. I'd like to be able to continue to add data into Test 1, and have some of the data pulled into a new Workbook (Test 2). Basically pulling data from Test 1, cols. D, L, J, E, I, C, K, Q and S - into the new workbook Test 2.
Some of the columns in Test 1 have conditional formatting and data validations, but I need the data in these columns to be replicated into Test 2 - without having to copy/paste between the 2 workbooks.
I figured how to do this in Excel 2010, but my office is still using 2007 and I can't seem to get it to work....
I have a spreadsheet that keeps track of the equipment we have on rent. Whenever we have a new rental, I insert a row and enter the information. I have several conditional formats I am applying - (1) making the font a light grey so that it is hard to see on any rental that has been called off, but invoicing isn't complete on, (2) making the font red on any item that is within 3 days of the term, and highlighting any row that isn't showing an invoice in over 45 days. When anything is completed (rental has been called off, and the final invoice has been approved), I cut the row out and put it in a sheet entitled "Closed Equipment". When I cut out closed records or add new records, it will occasionally mess up my conditional formatting by only referencing one row. Additionally, I don't want the conditional formatting to transfer over to the "Closed Equipment" tab.
Would this be easier to keep clean and straight if I used VBA? Or should I just continue to occasionally check my conditional formatting and clean it up? I thought if I used a Named Range instead of cell references, it might work better, but entering named range "On_Rent" converts to the cell range ($A$4:$AA$194).
I am using Windows 8, Excel 2013. The file is on a network drive, and others in the office can look at it (they all run Windows 7, and either Excel 2010 or 2007), but they look at it so seldom.
Excel 2007 Conditional Formatting. I am trying to apply conditional formatting to a wide range of cells. I only want the rule to adjust the color and shading, under the FONT tab in the section below. Specifically, I do NOT want to adjust the number format (I have the user select the scaling and use VB to populate the number formatting). I accomplish this by removing the number formatting by going into the conditional formatting rule, clicking on format, and then on the first tab (Number) -- on the bottom right there is button to Clear.
This resolves the issue perfectly, and I can operate the report exactly as I would expect.
Unfortunately, when closing the report (after a save), and then re-opening, the conditional formatting number format is no longer cleared. Worse yet, because it no longer is cleared, the scaling VB doesn't work, unless I go back into conditional formatting rules, and go to the number tab, and click clear.