# Multi Conditions Formating Without Conditional Formatting

Jan 23, 2008

I have a spreadsheet with data in columns A:K.

I want to be able to change font color for a row based on what is found in column J and K. In other words if J3 contains the letter M then row 3 should be Green. I know how to do this using conditional formating, however I have 2 problems.

First, I have 6 different conditions to meet.

Second, there is one more condition to meet. If the date in column K3 is older than todays date then row 3 should be turn Red regardless of what is found in column J3.

jamm

## Conditional Formating For 6 Conditions

Jun 4, 2008

B4:B193 - place
D4:D193 - value
F4:F193 - name

H4:H193 - place
J4:J193 - value
L4:L193 - name

N9:N93 - place
P9:P93 - value
Q9:Q93 - name

What i am looking for is this:

If value in cell in column D is >=90 then relevant cell in column B, D and F background green

If value in cell in column D is less =80 then relevant cell in column B, D, and F background dark blue

If value in cell in column D is less =70 then relevant cell in column B, D, and F background light blue

If value in cell in column D is less =50 then relevant cell in column B, D, and F background orange

If value in cell in column D is less

## Multi-Conditional IF Statement With Too Many Conditions?

Oct 21, 2013

So, Excel reads my formula. It tells me it's correct, but it has too many statements. [I know this is true, because the equation is absolutely huge. )

The thing is, I need it to tell me, based on two separate columns - one being "State" and the other being "A vs. O", who this contact belongs to. [For each state, there is a different person for A and for O, and the entire spreadsheet is text.]

My ridiculously large, almost functional function is:

=IF(AND(RC[9]="WA",RC[13]="APP"),"Kyle Johnson"),IF(AND(RC[9]="WA",RC[13]="OPP"),"Tom Wieske"),IF(AND(RC[9]="MT",RC[13]="APP"),"Kyle Johnson"),IF(AND(RC[9]="MT",RC[13]="OPP"),"Tom Wieske"),IF(AND(RC[9]="ID",RC[13]="APP"),"Kyle Johnson"),IF(AND(RC[9]="ID",RC[13]="OPP"),"Tom Wieske"),IF(AND(RC[9]="OR",RC[13]="APP"),"Kyle Johnson"),IF(AND(RC[9]="OR",RC[13]="OPP"),"Tom Wieske"),IF(AND(RC[9]="CA",RC[13]="APP"),"Tom Wieske"),IF(AND(RC[9]="CA",RC[13]="OPP"),"Tony

[Code] ....

As you can clearly see, there are a lot of terms, but I need both the "State" and the "A vs. O" column to determine the outcome of the column the formula will be in.

## Test X Conditions In Conditional Formatting: Highlight Cells Is Two Conditions Are Met

Oct 17, 2007

I would like to highlight cells is two conditions are met:Cell = 0Offset(0,-1)>0I tried the conditional format wizard and entered a formula: =IF(AND(\$J2=0,\$I2>0)) But I keep receiving formual errors, which I understand, because it appears to be incomplete formula. But I am not sure what else I need to add to the formula in the conditional format wizard

## If/Then Multi-cell Conditional Formatting

Nov 26, 2006

I have an interesting problem on my hands. I work for a gas station, and for our cigg orders, we fax an excel speadsheet to SAMS CLUB. I recently have done some modifications by applying conditional formating to indicate negitive numbers and zeros, however, I am trying to find a way to blank out 2 adjacent cells when a cell = 0.

Here is a sample:

Order# Desc #to order

921934 (brown) Bx 0

The Zero is already whited out in my sheet, however I am trying to find a way to make the Order Number and Desc. be whited out also when the Number to order = 0

## Conditional Formatting With 2 Or 3 Conditions?

Jun 9, 2014

In the attached spreadsheet, the numbers in col A derived from another spreadsheet. The table D1:L21 is precaculated based on projection. I need 2 cells highlighted when they capture the number from the same row (col A). In another word, whenever the number from col A fall in between the 2 cells in the same row, they will be highlighted. Another condition is when it is smaller then 10 reps, the corresding cell in col D will be highlighted, as demonstrated in the attached table. I tried AND(E2<A2, F2>A2) but it didn't work. I also tried LARGE((E2:L2<A2)*(E2:L2),1) and similar SMALL function. They work as an array in normal excel, but not in the conditional formatting.

## Conditional Formatting With More Than 1 Conditions?

Jun 27, 2013

I am trying to fill a cell green if the current value > avg value and in red if < than avg value. I have tried to use conditional formatting but I cannot see where i can add additional rules. In any case here is what I am trying to do:

Daily Avg. Units:42
Avg Bgt. Units:7

The cell containing the number 42 is filled in green. If the figure was less than 7 it would have been red.

## How To Add More Conditional Formatting Conditions Than 3?

Mar 6, 2008

Why is there a hard limitation like this? Is there a way to go around it? By having a different format for the cells outside the 3 conditions I can get 4 different formats altogether, but that's not really that much.

## Conditional Formatting With 6 Conditions?

Jan 23, 2010

I'm using Excel 2000 which has a limit of three conditions, I have 6. If you could just get me started, I still don't understand VBA enough to do this.

In cell A1, the color is set to red. I want A1 to turn green when all 6 conditions are met:

1. Cell B1 has a valid value from its pull down list, no other value, and not empty.
2. Cell B2 has an integer, no decimal places allowed, and not empty.
3. Cell B3 has a valid value from its pull down list, no other value, and not empty
4. Cell B4 is not empty.
5. Cell B5 has a three decimal place number greater than zero.
6. Cell B6 has a single letter from A-Z only.

## More Than 3 Conditions For Conditional Formatting

Jan 26, 2007

I have tried it, and it isn't changing the cells when I test the macro. I'm obviously doing something wrong, but can't figure out what....

## Conditional Formatting With 4 Conditions

Oct 17, 2008

I am using a drop down list in excel and want to conditional format the cells based on what is selected from the list. I can't use conditional formatting as I have more than 3 items in the list.

I am guessing VBA can help but am a complete novice so could use some handholding on what to do.

Idea is that if someone select "Good" from dropdown, cell becomes green, "Stable" is amber and so on.

## Conditional Formatting More Then 3 Conditions

Jul 10, 2009

Is it possible to apply confitional formatting on 6 conditions ...

## Conditional Formatting With Four Conditions

Jan 8, 2010

I want to use conditional formatting for RAG reporting. I had done this by having Cell is R then the format would be RED, Cell is A, then yellow, etc...

However I would like to have a blank cell or N/a no format the cell at all-currently this is making the cells green.

Do I need to use Formula instead? and tips on how this could be written would be great as well.

## Conditional Formatting: More Than 3 Conditions

Oct 31, 2006

I am trying to colour cells depending on the text in the cell. The text includes letters and symbols (e.g. A+ or C). The problem is I have five different conditions and Excel will only let me set up three.

The conditions I require are:
Text: A+ or A Colour: Pink
Text: A- or B+ Colour: Light Orange
Text: B or B- Colour: Sea Green
Text: C+ or C Colour: Lavender
Text: C- or D Colour: Brown

## Conditional Formatting For 4 Conditions In Vba

Jan 26, 2007

Need to figure out a code for Conditional formatting to work for 4 cases. I dropped programming 5 yrs ago...have forgotten mostly everything but I know this can be done. What I need:

Range = entire sheet
Upon entering a date(X) anywhere in the row the date is calculated from today's date(Y) and if the date entered is -infinity to 30 then the entire row turns red. 31 to 60 days orange, 61 to 90 days yellow, 91 to 120 days green, 120+ nothing.

Basically Y-X.
Case <30 red row
Case 31-60 orange row
Case 61-90 Yellow row
Case 91-120 Green Row
121+ nothing.

## Conditional Formatting - More Than 3 Conditions

Apr 2, 2007

I'm trying to add conditional formatting to a column of data but there are more than 3 conditions. Is there a way of increasing the number of conditions you are able to set using the conditional formatting wizard or, if not, is there a way of applying conditional formatting using VBA ?

## Conditional Formatting More Than 3 Conditions

Aug 10, 2007

I am running Excel 2003 and when I open the file, I get the error: Invalid procedure call or library. When I check the references, it has

Microsoft Excel 11.0 object library
Microsoft Office 11.0 object library
Microsoft Outlook 11.0 object library

Not only do I get the same error, but when I try to save, it just gives me the totally unhelpful error message: File not saved

## Conditional Formatting - With Two Conditions Within One Formula

Nov 6, 2008

I am trying to use conditional formatting for a cell; It is a cell using Validation; you can choose "Yes" or "No" from a list If the value is "Yes" the cell should be green, regardless of everything else But if the value is "No" it should turn red, but only if a choice in another cell is equal to "X". Otherwise it should be left without special formatting.

## Conditional Formatting Based On Several Conditions

Oct 11, 2013

I am trying to do some conditional formatting to highlight rows based on several conditions, I don't know if this is possible, but these are the criteria:

AAPL
tt
10/1/2013 11:14:15

GOOG
ll
10/1/2013 11:14:20

[code].....

I want to highlight a row if:

- the difference in time value is < 20 seconds

- the first symbol column is the same

- at least one, but not all of the rows meeting the above criteria contains a value in the second column from a given list (in this example, say tt is on this list)

So if done properly the logic would highlight the first and third rows, but would highlight none if none of the values in column two match my list.

I think the test criteria would go something like this, however I know that there are problems with my row references.

=and(abs(\$C2-\$C3:\$C65536)<0.0003,\$A2=\$A3,match(\$A2,Sheet1!A:A,0)>0)

## Conditional Formatting With Multiple Conditions

Jun 10, 2009

I have a spreadsheet that contains a great deal of information, though most if it contains dates. There are some colums that contain the word "NEED" if i don't yet have the date to put in there, and the cell is yellow. What i want to do is set up conditional formatting to change the cell to pink if:

A)the cell contains the "Need"

and

B)The date in the corresponding row from column C is more than 15 days old.

## VBA Conditional Formatting To Highlight Certain Conditions

Oct 2, 2009

I have a spreadrsheet (sample attached) which populates a calender due to columns on seperate sheets being filled with text and corresponding dates. I started using conditional formatting to highlight certain conditions but soon realised I need more than 3 so I tried looking into VBA - and failed.

All the cells in the calender have the 3 usual conditions associated to them but in addition I need to be able to colour individual cells if they contain certain phrases or parts of phrases like "BP" or "Current"

## More Than 3 Conditions For The Conditional Formatting Function?

Apr 24, 2002

Can I have more than 3 conditions for the conditional formatting function?

## Conditional Formatting: Greater Than 3 Conditions

Nov 14, 2006

I have a cell that I want changed to green (red 133 Green 180 Blue 0) if a line is considered active. As conditional formatting only allows 3 arguments, I need to perhaps code it?

Along the columns are cells that can change a row to active or inactive.
Here are my arguments.

If B5>1 .. row = active
If B5>1 & G5>1 .. row = inactive
If B5>1 & G5>1 & H5>1 .. row = active

If at any time L5>1 & M5="" .. row = inactive .. OR
If at any time Q5>1 & R5="" .. row = inactive .. BUT

If at any time L5>1 & M5>1 .. or .. Q5>1 & R5>1 .. row = active

then ..

If H5>1, M5>1, R5>1, T5>1 & AH5="", AJ5="", AL5="" .. row = active

so If at any time AH5>1 .. or .. AJ5>1 .. or .. AL5>1 .. row = inactive

## How Can I Use Conditional Formatting To Mark Up This Set Of Error Conditions?

Jan 23, 2009

I have a lot of data (regarding graffiti) in a table and all my formulas work well. But, because I sometimes make an error in two columns of data I sometimes get results that do not balance. I want to put in a conditional format (?Is there a better way?) that will highlight the error as I enter the data. Can you help please?

Using Excel 2003 (sp3) and no add ons. There are lots of identical rows, 5:400, making up a table. I will use row 10 as an example.

In column M there is a formula which may or may not give a visible result. (It's a measure of the number of days taken to clean the graffiti and will only hold a result if the job has been finished.) The result for "M10" will be a number between 0 and 5 90% of the time, but may creep up to 30. It may also leave the cell looking blank although the formula itself is still lurking out of sight.

A matching row of cells, O10:T10, have no formulas in them. I must manually enter a "w" or an "a" into ONE of these columns, depending on the graffiti location (Worthing or Adur) and property ownership (Columns for residential, commercial, council etc.)

So now the errors I need to flag up as I enter data are to ensure that M and O:T balance. There should always be a result in M if there is an entry somewhere in O:T and if there is an entry in M there must be an entry somewhere in O:T.

Sometimes I mistakenly put an entry in O:T even if there was no result in M. Sometimes there is a result in M and I fail to put an entry in O:T. I need to be alerted as this happens, if possible. It will save hours of trying to track down my data entry errors.

BUT, there is already one conditional format already in M. It highlights the cell if it goes over 5 days for cleaning. =ISNUMBER(M10)*(M10>5).

If you can help, thank you very much. I thank you, my wife thanks you for me not doing overtime trying to track down my errors, my boss's thank you for making me more efficient and other forum readers may thank you for helping them to improve their sheets.

## Conditional Formatting That References Two Separate Conditions

Aug 15, 2008

I am trying to use conditional formatting in Excel 2003 to indicate when certain tasks are overdue (by highlighting the cell in red). My problem is that I have multiple criteria. If my line item is a "priority" item, it is considered aged if not resolved after 2 days; if the line item is "routine", the item is not considered aged until after two weeks (14 days). My goal is:

1) I would like the "status" cell in column D (which says "open" or "closed") to turn red if the item is aged.

2) Aging depends on the "priority" status in column A .......

## Conditional Formatting More Than 3 Conditions Based On Dates

Feb 8, 2009

I want to create a chart than logs the progress of a project at work. Column 1 will have a series of target dates for certain tasks and column 2 will be filled in with the completed dates. I want automatically colour a cell (RC) based on the date given in the cell to the left (RC[-1]) giving a traffic light style warning of an upcoming target date and colour coding the cells when a task is completed on time (or not!). I can work out what the conditions are by creating 2 sets of 3 conditions (1 set if cell (RC) is empty and 1 set if cell (RC) has a date or "N/A" in it).

My conditions are:

1. Turn the cell background colour red (action overdue) if:

Formula Is:=IF(AND(RC[-1]"",RC="",RC[-1]

2. Turn the cell background colour orange (action required) if:

Formula Is: =IF(AND(RC[-1]"",RC="",RC[-1]

## Conditional Formatting - More Than 3 Conditions - Result Based On Another Cell

Aug 3, 2009

I have established that to have more than 3 conditions in my version of Excel (2003) i have to use VBA. Unfortunately I have very little knowledge of this process. I have attached an example of the worksheet I am working on. The worksheet in question totals hours worked for payroll. problem:

Required result: Cell to change to 1 of 8 background colours in response to selection of 1 of 8 options in drop down list in the cell directly next it.

i.e. (in reference to attachment - sheet DATA)
IF E6 = Holiday, then D6 = Red
IF E6 = Half Day Holiday, then D6 = Red
IF E6 = Sick, then D6 = Blue
IF E6 = Sick Half Day, then D6 = Blue
IF E6 = Bank Holiday, then D6 = Green
IF E6 = Compassionate Leave, then D6 = Pink
IF E6 = Unpaid Leave then, D6 = Yellow
IF E6 = Unpaid Leave Half Day then, D6 = Yellow

However, the same basic table as shown in sheet DATA appears several times on the worksheet. And in each instance the conditional formatting is the same (in reference to the relative cells).

## Excel 2010 :: Conditional Formatting Based On Two Conditions

Mar 29, 2012

I have a date in column A. I want to format to YELLOW column F based on whether column F is blank and 20 days past column A. I also want the formatting to change colors to RED if it remains blank past 30 days. Then, when column F is filled in I want the formatting to be removed.

I am working in Excel 2010

## Excel 2010 :: Conditional Formatting With Two Conditions In Different Cells?

May 28, 2013

I have two conditions for a cell. One is that it counts the time elapsed in cell M4, (=now()-J4). The other is whether or not we are still waiting for a response (in cell L4, Y or N). What I would like to do is make it so that when we are still waiting for a response the M4 cell is highlighted yellow if more than 3 days and red if more than 6 days, but if cell L4 is changed to "N", then the formatting goes away. II use Excel 2010.

## Remove Conditional Formatting Conditions, But Retain Formats

Jul 2, 2008

I am using excel 2007 - I need the extra available columns in Excel 2007 for my application.

I have a spreadsheet that has a significant amount of conditional formatting. I want to copy a range from this spreadsheet to another spreadsheet. In the new spreadsheet I want to remove the conditional formatting rules whilst retaining the actual formats those rules generated.

Format painter and "paste special - format" copies any formats as well as the conditional format rules.

Is htere a method within Excel to do this or can someone suggest a workaround?