# Highlight Or Change The Color Of A Cell Based On The Date

May 10, 2007

I looked around at some date functions and could not find one to work.

I have a sheet that has 365 days. When I load the sheet I want to cell for today to be highlighted in some way..... color or just active.

If date = 05-10-2007 then
BackgroundColor = 17
else
BackgroundColor = 9
end if

## Change Tab Color Based On Cell Date

Oct 1, 2011

How to Change The Tab Color Based On A Cell Date ( Thursday & Friday ) Green Color, Rest of the week blue.

## Change Color Of Cell Based On Date

Jun 26, 2007

In an excell worksheet I need to change the color of a cell within a column based on the date entered. For example, if the date in the cell is 60 days from today's date then the cell should be green, if the date in the cell is 90 days from today's then the cell should be blue, if the date in the cell is 120 days from today's date then the cell should be yello.

## Conditional Formatting - Change Cell Color Based On Date In Another Cell

Oct 9, 2013

I have two columns. In column B is the date of "last check". I column A is the date of "next check". I would like to have cell A2 in yellow color 334 days after the date entered in cell A3 and than in red color 365 days after the date entered in cell A3. Same thing for cell B2 related to date entered in cell B3. Yellow color in cells announces that check will expire within 30 days and red color that check has been expired.

## Highlight Row Certain Color Based On Character From Cell?

May 11, 2013

INVENTORY-TRACKER.xlsx

I have a attached an inventory spreadsheet that I use at work. The only active column that gets data entered into it, is column E "Qty (Pcs)". I enter quantities of inventory in this column.

In column B is the part numbers for product. The letters at the end of the part numbers are associated with certain colors that you can see in the small chart to the right of the report. H=Yellow, M=Blue, S=Green, V=Orange and P=Purple.

What I am trying to achieve is when I type a value in the Qty (Pcs) row. I would love for the entire row that contains data to highlight in the respective color based on what letter is at the end of the part number in column B.

Example - I type 100 in E2 and the entire row of data turns Orange because the V at the end of 13001 is associated with Orange.

## Change Font Color Based On Adjacent Cell Color

Apr 18, 2008

I have two columns. The first one (A) contains cells that have different Fill colors. The second column (B) contains text adjacent to the colored cells. I am trying to change the color of the text in the second column (B) to the corresponding color in the adjacent cell in the first column (A). I don't think conditional formating works well in this situation. I believe the solution would be some sort of macro.

## Color Change Based On Past Due Date

May 9, 2013

We have a assigned date, a due date and a date resolved. what I would like to do is any time the date resolved is past the due date change date resolved background to Red. I was playing around with conditioning formatting but can not seem to get this right....

Col G H I
Date Assigned
Date Due
Date Resolved

5/9/2013
5/16/2013
5/17/2013

## Change Text Color Based On Cell Color

Oct 17, 2006

I have various row cells in column (F) filled with the color Green. And corresponding text in Column G. How can I change the text of that particular row to white.

i.e.: if any cell in column F is Green, change the text color of that row in Column G to white?

## Making Cells Change Color Based On Qualifications Expiration Date

Dec 25, 2012

I have created a qualification tracking spreadsheet to track when qualifications are coming due. Each cell may have a different date based on when that employee initially got that qualification. I want the cell that the initial qualification date is typed in to turn "red" after 180days, "orange" after 120 days and "yellow" after 90 days. I have a formula that does close to what I need, but it changes the cell next to it in color.

That code is as follows: =AND(A1<>"",Today()>=A1+90,B1="")

I have attached the sheet, what I am trying to do. Basically columns B-E and rows 2-35 are the ones that need the formatting.

Streiffs_Weapons_Warfare_Qual Tracker.xls

## Change Columns Fill Or Border Color Based On Current Date

Aug 21, 2014

I have a simple spreadsheet. A column for a persons name and 31 columns, one for each day of the month. I want to apply conditional formatting, either fill color or border color, to the date column of the current date when the spreadsheet is opened.

## Worksheet Change To Trigger On A Highlight Color

Apr 18, 2008

I am sure that a worksheet change would be the best way to go for this, but I am unsure how to test for this.

I am looking to prevent users from using a select set of colors for highlighting. If the user tries to highlight using one of these invalid colors, I would like to flag a message telling the user that this color is reserved and highlight the selection to the previous color.

The previous color may be a tricky part as I do not know if this can be done.

## Change Cell Color Based On Value

Jul 20, 2009

I'm putting the sum of 3 cells in a 4th cell(D2). If the sum is greater, I would like the sum to be the color green. If the sum is less, I would like the sum to be the color red. Is this possible?

(D2) has change value, I want to compare the new value against the existing one.

## How To Change Row Color Based On Value Of 1 Cell

Dec 20, 2011

I'm trying to set up a spreadsheet to track 20 vehicles mileage, and when they are due for an oil change. I have the value of when they are next due in column D, and the actual mileage in column G. I want to have the row for each vehicle turn yellow when they are within 1,000 miles of needing an oil change, and red when they are due/overdue.

## How To Change Tab Color Based On Cell Value

Mar 29, 2012

I have been trying to figure out how to change the color of a specific tab based on information being entered in cell "B9" for each sheet that the tabs represent. If there is information in cell B9 on "tab 1", I want only tab 1 to change a color. If there is no information entered in cell B9 of tab 2, then I want tab 2 to stay with its default color.

There are 34 tabs I want this to happen to, out of just more than 60 total tabs on the worksheet.

## Change The Tab Color Based On A Cell Value

Sep 9, 2008

I'm trying to change the tab color based on a cell value. This I can do, but only using a Change Event with code in the Worksheet section. I would like it to update more instantly and without the need for a Change on the sheet to occur. So I was thinking a Worksheet_Activate event, or perhaps a Workbook_Activate event, but i can't get it to work.

For further info, if not confusing, the cell referenced in code below (on the Dan sheet) is filled using a user entered variable when the workbook is opened. Depending on this value, i would like the tabs to update their color accordingly and instantly, as well as the color updating if the cell B3 on the sheet is changed. Perhaps I need a Worksheet Activate & Deactivate and Workbook Activate and Deactivate?

Public sPeriod As Long
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
sPeriod = Worksheets("Dan").Cells(2, 4).Value
If Target.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub
If Target.Address(False, False) = "B3" Then
Select Case UCase(Target.Value)
Case sPeriod - 1: ActiveSheet.Tab.Color = RGB(0, 0, 255)
Case Else: ActiveSheet.Tab.Color = RGB(255, 0, 0)
End Select
End If
End Sub

## Change Cell Color If Date Equals To Friday

Mar 18, 2009

is there anyway I can do a conditional formatting of something like that to color a cell if the date in the cell is a friday?

Dates will appear in a column like this:
16-mar
17-mar
20-mar (this is a friday, it should be red)
21-mar
21-mar

## Automatically Change Color Of Cell Once Date Is Over One Year

Apr 22, 2013

I am trying to simplify a spreadsheet. I have a column with dates from last year and I was wondering if there is a formula that would automatically change the color of the cell once the date is over one year to the day to show that the date in the cell has expired?

## VBA To Change Cell Color Based On Content

Feb 13, 2012

I have a large spring-selection table, which is populated with things like "4.88 x 635" and "5.26 x 584". There are 1520 fields in the table populated with any combination of the 432 springs available for selection. The spreadsheet takes my criteria, finds out which springs it's allowed to choose from, and populates the table. It could be 20 springs, could be 30. I'm trying to get the number down to 10. The table updates when I change the criteria.

What I'm after at this point is a macro which will color-code the table based on the cell contents, so that all the "4.88 x 635" have one color and all the "5.26 x 584" have another colour. Doesn't have to be any particular colour, just so long as it's a bit different to the cells around it. how the table reacts.

The biggest spring size is "6.93 x 1727", which could be converted to a color reference, perhaps by adding up all the digits, or taking out the non-digits and dividing by 123781, I don't know I'm thinking out loud. And then just assign the cell color to that number.

Where to start a macro like this. Obviously it would use ActiveCell.Interior.ColorIndex but I can't find anything like this on the web.

## VBA Code To Change Cell Color Based On Its Value?

Jan 15, 2014

I have cells in range L12:BN1000 with formulas that will output a 1 or a 2.

If the output is 1, I would like the cell to color yellow
if the output is 2, I would like the cell to color orange

the reason I dont want to use conditional formatting is because the use needs to be able to copy and insert rows and by doing so the use would need to manually add the new cells into the conditional format range. I would like to come up with a macro that applies this condition to a large range.

also, were do I add this macro? under sheet1? this workbook? or as a module?

## Change Cell Color Based On Number

May 8, 2008

Can I change the color of a cell based on my deviation from the number based above it? I am making a golf spreadsheet to base my performance off of, and I was wondering if I could make the cell change color based on my performance on the hole (different color for how many strokes above or under par). If anyone has any idea on this issue, please let me know.

## Change The Fill Color Of A Cell Based On Its Value

Jan 20, 2009

I'm using Excel 2003- and I am trying to change the fillColor of a cell based on the value of that cell.

11111122222222233333333344455555555555556666777888

If I use Conditional Formatting I can only use 3 colors, I'd like to use 8 or 9. Is there another way to do this without using the Conditional Formatting?

I'd like the result to look something like this-

11111122222222233333333344455555555555556666777888

I've looked at the similar threads in this Forum, but I couldn't find exactly what I needed.

## Change Color Of All Cells On Sheet Based Off Of One Cell Value

May 11, 2009

I want to change the fill color of all cells on my sheet, based on the value of one specific cell. In my sheet, I am using cell F1 as the trigger for the change. If the word Blue is in the cell, I want the background color of all cells to be Blue. Likewise for Red and Yellow as well. I don't believe conditional formatting can get this done, as all but the one cell (for this) will be empty.

## Change Cell Background Color Based On Data?

Nov 17, 2009

I want to change the color of a cell's background based on valid data in the cell. I have a pull-down list, it uses a named list, and this all works fine. I want the cell to be red, and then after the user selects a valid entry from the pull-down list, I want to change the cell to yellow.

## Change Color Of Cell Based On Dropdown Selection

Dec 14, 2012

I have a dynamic drop down list using OFFSET and want to change a selection of cell colors based on the drop down selection. My drop down list is located in cell G4 and the cells I want to change are

=\$C\$9,\$C\$10,\$C\$11,\$B\$11,\$B\$12,\$C\$12,\$B\$13,\$C\$13,\$C\$14,\$C\$15,\$H\$15,\$H\$14,\$H\$13.

These are random cells. There is no value in the cells, I just want to change the color from green to gray.

## Change Cell Color Based On A List Of Dates

Oct 30, 2013

I am having an excel sheet where I enter the delivery dates. There are few freezes and restricted dates.

When I am entering the delivery date which falls under the freeze or restricted date, the colour of that cell should change.

How to achieve this either using some macro.

## Using 'IF' With Conditional Format (change Cell Color Based On The 'P' Or 'F')

Apr 28, 2009

My cell has a 'P' or an 'F' plus some additional text. I'm trying to change cell color based on the 'P' or 'F' but I can't get it to recognize the letters.
Samples of what I've tried:
=IF(LEFT(L23,1)=P)
=IF(MID(L23,1,1)=P)
etc.

I can 'FIND' the 'P' or 'F' but there may be a P or F else where in the cell so the color may come up incorrect. I'm trying to get it to just look at the first character in the cell. Can the 'IF' be used with CFs?

## Change Bubble Chart Color Based On Cell Value

Aug 30, 2008

Let Sheet 1 have data in 3 columns to support a standard bubble chart

Col A: X Values
Col B: Y Values
Col C: Bubble Size

Id like to be able to color the bubbles according to the Y values, whether the Y values fall within the following ranges

Green for Y <=2
Orange for 2<Y<=5
Red for Y > 5

Im assuming some straightforward VB code is in the works but Im not quite there yet

## Conditional Format To Highlight Cell Based On Corresponding Date

Jul 24, 2013

Not very good at this but I have the basic sheet attached. All I want is a way to highlight the first cell when the date is within 30 days of the "Due date".

Calibration Record-example.xls

## Highlight An Entire Column Based On A Cell Date.

Jun 9, 2009

I want to highlight an entire column based on whether a cell in that column is equal to today's date.

I know how to write a loop that cycles through all of the columns until it finds today's date and then modify the column's properties, I was wondering if there was an easier way to do it. Also, I want the highlighting to be temporary meaning it should not save.

## Change Color Of A Cell For Some Time Based On Its Value That Is Not Manually Entered

Oct 25, 2012

VBA macro to change the color of a cell automatically for a specific period of time -say 5 minutes, based on the value the subject cell holds at that time. The cell value is not manually entered but comes from a sub.

There will be hundreds of such cells so that the macro must be able to be repeated for other cells utilizing their individual cell values as well.