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Mar 10, 2009

Im having a little trouble with this, Im dealing with a list, and I need to change the colour of rows, based upon a value in 2 different columns.

Im close, but cant quite get it.

Basically its like this, the data in these cells will only ever be either; blank in one or the other, both are never blank. or a number up to about 3 or 4, usually 1 or 2.

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