# Change Number Format Based On Another Cell?

Sep 18, 2009

I have used this forum periodically and it has saved my bacon on numerous occasions so I know someone can help with this!

I created a workbook for staff planning and it's becoming a behemoth!

I'm wanting a range of cells within a row to change the number format to "[hh]:mm" based on a value in the 2nd column of that row. I have played about with a few things and can't seem to get it to work. What I have so far is this:

## Conditionally Change Number Format Based On Another Cell's Value

Dec 1, 2009

Format the number in Column AL to '[hh]:mm' when Column C's value is ="P/T", otherwise format to 'General'

Column C's value is referenced from another sheet in the same workbook via a VLOOKUP function.

Column AL's value is based on an IF formula which goes like this:
=IF(\$C4="F/T",SUM(\$AJ4)+(\$AK4/2),SUM(\$D4:\$AH4))

Basically the above formula asks if Column C's value is F/T then count (because if F/T then the corresponding values in that row are whole numbers). If not, then SUM (because if P/T the corresponding values in that row are set to [hh]:mm format).

I have another sheet in the same workbook which has code (quoted below) which does something similar but I don't understand it enough to get it doing what I want for the sheet in question.

## Change Cell Format Based On Existing Currency Format

Jun 12, 2008

I would like to have a single button that changes a range of cells from the USD to EURO to perhaps CAD symbol. Can this operation be performed, such that if I start in dollars, and I click the button once, it shifts by range to EURO (not formulas...just symbol)...and then if I click the same button again, it goes to CAD, and then back to USD with a third click?

## Change Format Of Cell Into Number?

Dec 15, 2013

I am having slight trouble with the formatting of some cells. Every month I will be copying data into a row, the problem is Excel thinks it's a date instead of an integer of some sort.

The value copied will look something like this:
79:42:00
(meaning 79 hours and 42 minutes)

Excel is taking that and interpreting it as:
1/3/1900 7:42:00 AM

Is there an easy way to format this so Excel thinks it's a number (even if 79.7).

I tried to change the format of the cell to "Text", but it changes it to: 3.32083333333333

## Change Cell Format Depending On Number

Apr 16, 2014

I have an if statement which shows either GP% or average revenue per product. The problem is that GP% needs to be in a percentage format and revenue per product needs to be in number format. 500 is now shown as 50000% or 50% will be shown as 0.5 for example. Is there anyway on changing the format of a cell based on the number?

## 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 Result Cell Format Based On Input Cell Value

Mar 24, 2007

Macro Based on an input cell’s (e.g. B12) setting of “yes” or “no”, format several other cells (e.g. B20:G20, B23:F23, C26:J26) as follows: keep the existing yellow shading if input cell is “yes”, change to grey shading if input cell is “no”. I would like this macro to run automatically whenever the input cell value is changed.

## Format Cell Number Based On Value

Feb 19, 2008

I need to evaluate some offers and for the management I need to follow some strict rules like:

1. € 1.000.000 instead of €1000000. But that's not the problem
2. to use maximum 3 digits... Example: 10,2 or 6.12

I tried with an if function and then round, but I think that's not right way. If number < 10, then round with 2 decimal places else, round with 1 decimal place

## Evaluate Cell Based On Number Format VBA

Nov 2, 2011

I'm trying to insert a random number into the unprotected cells on a worksheet depending on the type of number formatting in the cell. There are 4 basic cases:

Number formatted as percentNumber Formated general with no decimal placesNumber formatted general with two decimal placesNumber formatted in thousands

The code below only contains three criteria, I was trying to get that to work first....Based on this criteria I want to insert a random number of an appropriate size. Please find the vba below.

Sum randomnbr()
Dim F as String

For Each c In ActiveSheet.Range("A1:AK2500")
F = c.numberformat
If c.Locked = False And IsNumeric(c.Value) = True And c.EntireRow.Hidden = False And c.EntireColumn.Hidden = False Then
If F Like "*#,##0*" Then
c.Value = Round(Rnd, 0) * 1000000
If F Like "*%*" Then
c.Value = Round(Rnd, 2)
Else: c.Value = Round(Rnd, 2) * 1000
End If
End Sub

## Cell Number Format Based On Another Cells Value

Oct 21, 2007

If Cell A1 in my spreadsheet is 1, then cell A2 should appear formatted as a percentage. So if a user enters 9000 into cell A2, it should appear as 9000%. If Cell A1 in my spreadsheet is 2, then cell A2 should appear as a comma-formatted whole number. So if a user enters 9000 into cell A2, it should appear as 9,000. Conditional formatting doesn't appear to let me do this.

## Conditional Number Format Based On The Value Of A Specific Cell

May 9, 2009

I have a large spreadsheet which includes many rows whose number format needs to change depending on the value of a specific cell.

So for example:

If cell B20 has value "A", cells Q20:AG20 should display as 1,234
If cell B20 has value "B", cells Q20:AG20 should display as 5.6%
If cell B20 has value "C", cells Q20:AG20 should display as 7.89
Etc...

As conditional formatting does not seem to include a number format option I've worked out that I need some sort of macro to change these settings for me, either automatically whenever the value of B20 changes or, more likely, when I manually choose to run the macro.

## 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.

## Conditional Format X Number Of Cells Based On A Single Cell?

May 4, 2014

I am looking for a method to conditionally format a variable number of cells below a single cell into which data is entered.

For example ABC = 6, DEF = 12. Therefore, if I enter ABC into D1 then D1:D6 should be conditionally formatted.

## Format Row Cell Color Based On Number Of Text Strings In A Column

Jul 29, 2013

I have been trying to format the rows on this sheet to color scale red based on the number of repeat text strings in Column E. Referring to the attached example sheet, '321/312.2/321.3' appears the most times and the goal is to color code the rows it appears in the deepest shade of red, then the next highest occurring string would shade the rows it appears in a lighter shade, etc, in descending order. Our team currently does this across multiple sheets manually everyday and it would be a real time saver if we could get excel to do this automatically.

## Change Cell Colour Based On Number Of Days Before Date?

Jan 17, 2014

creating a cell to show: no colour unless
date minus 90 days as amber
date minus 45 days as red

## Excel 2007 :: Change All Matching Value Based On Number Change In Column?

Feb 19, 2014

I have a situation that I cannot get my hands on. I have a set of Project Numbers in my Column A. (Will Try to post an example).

I need that everytime I change a number in my Column B that it will change all the numbers, in my column B, based on the matching Text in my Column A.

Demo1.xlsm

## Change Number Format To Date

Jun 22, 2006

I have a variable "strDate" that has date in it as numbers ie. 04 2006... I need to change it into mmm-yyyy format eg. Apr 2006

## Cannot Change Cells Number Format

Jan 10, 2008

I cannot change the number format in a single sheet of my spreadsheet. I can go to format cells and select colour etc but it will not change the number format.

Another issue on the same sheet is that linked cells i.e cell b3 formula "=A3" displays "=A3" not the actual value in A3. Again, i cannot change the number format of this cell and yes, auto calc is on.

Whilst not wanting to offer a partial explaination (per the rules) just before this happened i was pressing a combitation of Shift+Control+` - not sure if that is relevant.

I want to get the sheet back to its 'normal' working order.

## Change Date Format To Absolute Number?

Jun 26, 2014

i have a column with times of day and need a helper column to show the starting hour. for example, column a1 - 9:53am would like b1 to show 9am or 9. i tried customizing the date format to 'h' only, but when I pivot the table it still shows several 9's

## How To Change Default Worksheet Number Format

Nov 26, 2012

I have a large project with many worksheets. Somehow I managed to change the default number format for new worksheets to Time. So... when I create a new worksheet and paste stuff into it I get everything in AM/PM. How can I change the default number format to Number?

## Change From Serial Number To Normal Format

Jan 5, 2009

I have been trying to type a date in a column in MS excel. But excel always reads it as a serial number.

How Can I get it to display the date as it is in date format. I have the next column formatted/ formulated to display the day of the date in the previous column.

## Number Format: Change Decimal To Comma

Nov 1, 2006

Is there any way to change the decimal point from the usual period symbol (.) to a comma (,). The reason being, i have a structural design spreadsheet and the new terminology is just so, changed from 00.00 to 00,00 I have tried cell formatting but it just uses a comma (,) for numbers in their thousand and it wont do what i need.

## Change Cells Format Based On Selection

Feb 15, 2010

I have created a named range that includes raw data layed out in 4 columns (Finish Name, Fill Color, Pattern, Font Color). On a separate sheet, when one of the finish names is selected in a particular cell, I want the cells fill, pattern, and font color to change according to the raw data. Below is the vba code I am trying to get to work. However, it is not working. It does not break, but does not achieve the desired result. It looks like the variables are getting set correctly, but still not changing the cell when they are referenced. I am only testing it on the first finish color, as seen in the code. All of the rest are static values for the cell, but I want the values to be dynamic.

Sub SetFinishSeparatorColor()
ActiveCell = frmFinishSeparator.cboFinish.Value
Set rngTarget = ActiveCell
With Sheets("Pick List Do Not Tamper").Range("Finish_Cell_Color")
lngFinishCellColor = . Find(What:=rngTarget, After:=.Cells(1, 1), _
LookIn:=xlValues, LookAt:=xlWhole, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, _
SearchDirection:=xlNext, MatchCase:=False).Offset(0, 1)..............

## Currency Format To Change Based On Country

Feb 26, 2008

I am struggeling to format a column to display currency values formated with a different currency mark than the local system currency. Right now, when I run the macro on my machine I get my local currency (Israely Shekel), and on the Client's machine I get Euro. (I need it to be in dollars)

## Change Year Value In Dd/mm/yyyy Format Based On Combobox Choice

Jun 14, 2014

I have a TextBox and a ComboBox. the TextBox shows the current date

VB : TextBox1.Value = Format(Date, "dd/mm/yyyy")

The ComboBox has a list index of years say from 1991 to 2030. Is it possible Change only the "yyyy" in the TextBox based on the changed value in ComboBox.

Say the textbox1 shows today 14/06/2014. now if we select 2016 in ComboBox1 the TextBox1 date should changed to 14/06/2016.

## Cell Number Format Equal To Another Cell Number Format?

Oct 20, 2013

I have data in cell A1 that often changes its number format(from \$ to %), can i have the number format change in cell B1 whenever the number format in cell A1 changes?

## Change Range Format & Color Based On Result Of Drop-Down Choice

Jul 6, 2009

I'm using Excel 2007.

I have a field with a "YES"/"NO" drop-down box. There are three fields below which have some default formatting (thick purple dot-dot-dash borders). When the drop-down field is "YES", those three fields should change borders to a single thin black bottom border line.

OK... so that's the setup. And I should note here that it does in fact format properly. However, the problem I'm having is that the screen does not update / repaint with the new formatting. The thick purple dot-dot-dash borders remain, for the most part.

If I page down, then page back up, the new formatting appears just fine. When I switch from "YES" to "NO", again, the formatting changes, but the screen does not update/repaint so the only way to see the new formatting is to again... page up and then page down again.

I'm wondering if anyone knows a way to force the screen to repaint/update so that my users will see the new formatting without having to page up/down.

## Number Format Based On Corresponding Cells Text

May 15, 2008

Cell L90 to L120 are input cells where I type " Percentage" or "Dollar Amount". I need the five cells to the right of each input cell starting two cells over, to be formatted accordingly. I read a thread similar to what I'm asking for suggesting a worksheet change macro, but I can't quite figure it out for a range of cells. Also, in case I need to add a row to my sheet before all of these cells, how can I make sure that this will still work without having to go into the code. Is this an activecell thing?

## Change Number Of Zero's Based On Variable

Oct 19, 2009

I need the variable here to be 7 numbers long, if not I need to add zero's at the beginning. However the problem I am having here is when then number of zero's is greater than one.

Basically in the example below the variable 'Zeros' = 2 so I need the variable 'Variable' to give answer "00", how do I do this!?

If Len(ActiveCell.Value) 7 Then
Zeros = 7 - Len(ActiveCell.Value)
Variable = CStr("0") * Zeros
End If

## Conditional Format Based On Formula Result Being A Whole Number

Dec 6, 2012

I'm looking to conditional format a cell/cells based on whether a formula result returns a whole number or not.

I don't want to include the formula in the sheet itself, just have that as the formula in the condition.

The formula will be along the lines of:

=IF(SUM(BB10/BA10)"a whole number",TRUE,FALSE)

My problem is, is that I don't know who to refer to "a whole number" in Excel formula language.