# Conditional Formatting Multiple Number Values But IGNORING Text?

Sep 6, 2013

I have a spread sheet where there are multiple rows of price quotes from different suppliers.

Some suppliers have quoted, some however have not and there is a "#N/A" or "no bid".

SupplierA
SupplierB
SupplierC
SupplierD

1.3
No Bid
2.3
No Bid

How can I get a conditional format to check each row for the lowest numeric bid, highlight it but ignore the text?? What I have tried so far doesn't work.

=G31=MAX(\$G\$31:\$J\$31)

This does not seem to work, I don't know how to exclude the text values from the MAX function.

## Excel 2010 :: Sumproduct With Multiple Criteria And Ignoring Text Values

Jun 19, 2014

Using Excel 2010, I am trying to do a Sumproduct formula with two criteria, one of which needs to ignore text values.

Here is the set up:

Column AColumn BColumn C
(Side)(Qty)(Price)
Sell119,428null
Sell20,05412.25
...

I'm trying to find the sumproduct of Qty * Price if the side equals "Buy" (or "Sell") but ignoring the "null" value in column C. The formula I have is =SUMPRODUCT(--(\$A\$2:\$A\$20="Buy")*IF(ISNUMBER(\$C\$2:\$C\$20),--(\$B\$2:\$B\$20*\$C\$2:\$C\$20)))

The result in the cell is 0, but if I open the Insert Function dialog box, I see the correct value being returned.

## Ignoring Blank Cell With Conditional Formatting

Feb 4, 2010

I've read dozens of threads on how to have conditional formatting ignore blank cells but I am not understanding how to make it happen myself...

Logic: Highlight the cells that are >=10 but ignore the blank cells that have functions in them

## Conditional Formatting In Excel For Each Row Showing Max / Highlighting It And Ignoring Zero

Jun 1, 2014

I have a data with say around 500 rows and want to determine MAX for each row and HIGHLIGHT them, also if data in all cells is zero then it should ignore and highlight none.

I have tried this formula
=B2=(MIN(IF(\$B2:\$E2>0,\$B2:\$E2))).

But this highlights all the zeroes, you can refer attachment for sample..

## Excel 2010 :: Conditional Formatting Ignoring Cells With No Data?

Sep 27, 2013

I'm using Excel 2010.

I have created a spreadsheet with 3 month inspection schedules on using the formula below.

=DATE(YEAR(C50),MONTH(C50)+3,DAY(C50))

I then copy this in to a cell where I want the date to appear... and then in to another cell where I want a further 3 month date to appear. Obviously changing the cell reference.

I would like the formula to ignore the very first cell "C50" if there is no date inputted in this cell.

## Conditional Formatting Text Equaling To Number Formats?

Apr 20, 2013

Conditional Formating Text equaling to Number formats:

Example:
C20 is '436.59 (its pasted as text often is must remain as text) and D20 is 436.9535

I want D20 to have only 2 decimals and turn green if it equals C20. And turn red if it doesnt equal C20.

## Multiple Conditional Formatting On Text

Aug 7, 2006

I need to employ conditional formatting to text on a spreadsheet - but using more than the 3 colours provided from the Format>Conditional Formatting menu.

I recently purchased the ‘Excel Hacks’ (100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools) book by David & Raina Hawley, Hack #92 details how to get around Excel’s 3-criteria limit for conditional formatting using VBA, but this solution only describes multiple formatting on numbers, not text. For example, if each letter of the alphabet were entered into separate cells, I would like each to appear in a different colour automatically.

## Conditional Formatting Based On Text Values.

Mar 9, 2009

scenario: Column H needs to be formatted to green if the text in Column F does not equal "Dog". Dog could be either DOG, Dog or dog. I know how to get it done with only dog, but this one is a bit tricky.

## Conditional Formatting Return Text Values

Oct 27, 2008

I am trying to use CF to return a text if a condition is met. Here is my CF formula which doesn’t give me any value in return.

=IF(\$C\$31="N/A","","MM DD YY")

## Conditional Formatting If Multiple Cells Contain Same Text

Dec 30, 2012

I want to conditional format based on all of the following cells contain the same text as AT19 or not.

A19 H19 O19 V19 AC19 AJ19

What is my formula?

## Conditional Formatting Based On Multiple Text Criteria?

Mar 1, 2014

I'm trying to set up conditional formatting in a spreadsheet where there are 3 possible correct letters that can be entered into a range of cells and if one of these letters is not entered then I would like the cell to be highlighted.

To be more precise, it's an accommodation spreadsheet and in each cell if someone needs a room for that particular night (each night is represented by a separate column) then a letter is used to indicate what type of room they require i.e. "k" is a king room, "s" is a Suite and "t" is a twin. I don't want to force people to have to select from a list which would be the obvious solution to this as it is simply too cumbersome for the amount of data entry we do.

However i want to ensure that if someone accidentally enters anything other than t,k or s then the cell is highlighted. We work in large spreadsheets covering months of dates so to manually have to find any errors is hugely time consuming.

## Check 10 Different Text Values And Return False For All Of Those In The Conditional Formatting Rule

Sep 13, 2007

Allows me to check like 10 different text values and return false for all of those in the conditional formatting rule. When those are not present, the conditional format is true thus applying the format.

I tried
=NOT(FIND("text1",\$A\$1,1))
It did not work because I believe this statement doesnt give the rule its TRUE value its looking for.

I am having trouble with this, to clarify I need the below...
Cell has conditional formatting checking for text1 text2 text3...text 10ish and if they are present nothing will happen and if they arent present then format the cell.

EDIT: to clarify, the code should look for either text1 or text2 or text3 so on...

## Conditional Formatting For Entire Row Based On Presence Of Any Text / Values In Column

Oct 19, 2013

I am trying to apply a conditional format to an entire row based on the presence of any value in the first cell of that row to format to a certain color. If there isn't something present in the first cell, I don't want it to change.

Everything I keep trying ends up highlighting the entire workbook.

I would like to apply the rule to the entire sheet but only have it highlight the rows which have a value/text in the first cell of each row.

I am assuming I should use the formulas selection for conditional formatting but I'm unsure of what formula would apply to this type of request.

## Excel 2007 :: Conditional Formatting And Adding Text To Cell Based On Multiple Cells

May 31, 2013

I'm using Excel 2007. I would prefer to stay away from the scripting side of the house if possible. This is basically a 3 day forcast weather chart. The top is the actual weather data, the bottom portion is a color coded reflection of how the weather affects various things.

This product is created in excel, but will be embedded into a powerpoint. It will be updated daily. Here is what I would like. I want the color chart at the bottom to update automatically based on the data I enter above. I have a grasp that I can update the color through conditional formatting, although im not exactly sure what that will look like with all of those cells.

I also figured out that I can insert the letters in those lower cells with something similar to " =IF(C6>90, "T", "") " which would put in a 'T' for Temperature when the temperature got above a certain degree.

I run into a problem when I have multiple factors affecting a single cell. For instance on the example in day 2 of my image. Personnel are affected by Temperate AND UV Index. How would I set up that cell to pull that information from both of those cells and display it accordingly? I would prefer the letters to stay separated by the comma, but I could live without that. The default cell color will be green, with the potential to be yellow or red. I left a few examples of possible situations on day 2 and 3.

## Ignoring Specific Values While Selecting Multiple Cells

Dec 20, 2012

I have to correct a spreadsheet that takes a bunch of values and creates an average.

=average(N15;N29;N43;N57;N71;N85;N99;N113;N127;N141;N155;N169;N183;
N197;N211;N225;N241;N255;N269;N283;N301;N315;N329;N343;N357)*100%

I didn't create this. Anyway, the problem is that most of these cells will be empty unless a whole bunch of other stuff is filled. These N cells take several values, put them together and create a new one. As time goes by they are filled. While they aren't filled, they'll return the DIV/0 error.

So when that formula I pasted there uses all of these values, it also returns a DIV/0 error because it is getting info from cells that have this error.

I managed to correct that with this
=averageif(N15:N357;"<>#DIV/0!")*100%

It works like a charm save for one problem. When I use averageif I'm forced to use an interval. Along this interval other values show up (it is always a value ranging from 0 to 2). So when the formula works its magic the results are slightly skewed because of this other value that I don't want.

So I figure there must be two ways around this. The first one would be using something like averageif that lets me use several handpicked cells instead of an interval. If I try

=averageif(N15;N29;N43;N57;N71;N85;N99;N113;N127;N141;N155;N169;N183;
N197;N211;N225;N241;N255;N269;N283;N301;N315;N329;N343;N357;"<>#DIV/0!")*100%

It doesn't work, it says I have too many values. So if I could the exact same thing as I did with averageif but keeping all of these values it'd be super nice.

The other solution, less nice but equally effective I guess, is using this same interval but having more than one criteria. The first criteria would still be the one telling it to ignore DIV/0 error, the second criteria would be the one to ignore any values equal or lower than 2.

## Concatenate Multiple Columns But Ignoring Blank Values

Aug 13, 2012

I wish to Concatenate contents of several columns into a separate column, i tried using the following "column1 & column2 & column3 etc..." however with this the blank cells get concatenated too...What should is use so that contents get concatenated but blank cells are ignored?

## Create One Text Value From Multiple Number Values?

Jul 24, 2014

I want to create a formula that converts data covering three months (i.e. Jan, Feb, Mar) into fiscal quarters (=Q4), how can I do that?

In Column A, I have the project name, in Column B, I have the month (in date format) by which it needs to be completed, and I want Column C to automatically calculate the fiscal quarter for each project using the data in Column B.

## Number Values Converted To Text, Multiple Ranges.

Mar 9, 2009

I have attached an example sheet to help visually explain what I am going to try and articulate. Cell A2 and B2's values result in cell E2, Cell C2 and D2's values result in cell F2. The same is true for row 3.

So what I would like to do is, based on the predetermined ranges of the Height+Chest Columns, auto complete column E, and Columns C+D, auto complete column F. My problem is that I cannot simply cell A + B = E, because the maximum range of one layers the minumum range of another. An example would be Maximum of A+B is 101 to result in SXS in Columm C, but the minmum A+B to get a SS in column C would be 97. So what I need is, for another specific example:....

If cell A2 is between 57 and 65, and cell B2 is between 31 and 36, then Cell C2 must be SXS. If Cell A2 is between 66 and 68, and Cell B2 is between 31 and 36, then Cell C2 must be SS.

## Conditional Formatting - Reference Number

Feb 28, 2013

I have a row of data I want to be blacked out if there isnt a reference number in the first column

So if I type the reference number i can in theory then use the rest of the row but if there is no reference number in the first column i cant see any of the row ...

## Conditional Formatting For Number Format?

Mar 2, 2014

Can I use conditional formatting to determine if a number in a cell is displayed as a normal decimal or scientific?

So a number of 1000 or above will be changed to scientific notation with 4 significant figures.

## Conditional Csutom Number Formatting

Sep 21, 2007

i am trying to change the number format of one cell from say "general" to hh:mm:ss depending on the number format of another cell using a macro...

heres what i have so far.

Sub cellFormat()
If Range("F4").NumberFormat = "hh:mm:ss" Then
Range("F2").NumberFormat = "hh:mm:ss"
Else
Range("F2").NumberFormat = "General"
End If
End Sub

but its not working, can anyone see the error of my way?

## Conditional Formatting With More Than Three Values

Jan 20, 2010

Im using access 2003 and the conditional formatting is only limited to 3. But i wanted 5. I was told it can be done using VBA. But I've got no programming experience whatsover.

Basically this is what i want, but i dont know how to translate this VB

IF Cell Value = >1 then make the value "Bold", "Bordered", and "Fill" with Orange colour.
IF Cell Value = "H" then make the text "Bold", Bordered, and "Fill" with Green colour.
IF Cell Value = "S" then make the text "Bold", Bordered, and "Fill" with Yellow colour
IF Cell Value = "A" then make the text "Bold", Bordered, and "Fill" with Blue colour
IF Cell Value = "U" then make the text "Bold", Bordered, and "Fill" with Red Colour

## Conditional Formatting For The Number Of Working Days

Jan 7, 2009

I am trying to do a conditional formatting for the number of working days. What I am trying to do is:

Example:

As in the row D7 I give the actual workdays required to finish the task the Gantt Chart gets a specific formatting on the right appears for the number of working days.

Problem:

I want to avoid the formatting if there are any weekend (Saturday or sunday)

Suppose I give number of working days as 20 then there would be 6 weekend days so it shall add to the overall actual working days but again sinnce we are adding 6 additional days one more weekend day would come in between so the formatting shall take care of this.

## Conditional Formatting Based On Number Of Years From Now

Dec 17, 2013

I have a list of 2000 pieces of inventory. Only the year of purchase is associated with each one, not a specific month or day. I'm trying to apply conditional formatting so that...

Less than 2 years old = green
Between 2 and 4 years old = yellow
Between 4 and 6 years old = orange
More than 6 years old = red

I've been trying =TODAY()-365 (365 replaced by number of days in the above named ranges) but the cell only changes to the color of the most recently applied formatting rule.

## Conditional Formatting: Highlight The Lowest Number

Jan 12, 2008

I have in a range B10:B110 formulae that returns a number. When I try and use CF to highlight the lowest number, it does not trigger. Is it not possible to have both a formula and CF in the same cell, that triggers the CF.

The formula to return a number is

=IF(B\$5

## Conditional Formatting : Changing Number Format

Sep 18, 2006

I would like to change the number format of a cell in function of the value of another cell. For example, if A1=1, then I would like the cell A2 to be displayed as a percentage. If A1=2, then would like the cell A2 to be displayed as a number.

## Conditional Formatting Of Text?

Oct 26, 2011

Basically, I have a Rule that says:

=\$A1="Mitigated"

I want the same format if Column A says either "Mitigated" or "Accepted".

I can't create a new rule as I have to save the file in 2003 for other users and I've got another 2 rules for varoius other things.

I've tried crudely putting "Mitigated"OR"Accepted" and it dosen't work.

## Conditional Formatting On Certain Text

Oct 1, 2007

I am automating an invoice template for an excel novice, thus I want to conditionally format certain cells dependant on what text is in them.

I want to do this in VB but I don't know how!

## Conditional Formatting Text

Sep 28, 2009

I would like to conditional format a range of sells which contains numbers formatted as text. I would like if the sell contains the specific number (which is formatted as text) to be formatted in red. It works for one value but I have to list 15 values for which this condition to be done.
For example: if some of the cells in the worksheet contains one of the following values: 265987,265489,235698,2356987,2356987,2356987,235569,...ets - 15 conditions - to turns red.

## Conditional Formatting Formula For Value Between Two Other Values

Jan 10, 2009

I am having a very difficult time trying to figure out a conditional formatting formula for something that seems very simple. There are 3 conditions I would like to apply to cell B2: If the value of I2 is less than or equal to 24, but greater than or equal to 21, shade B2 red. If the value of I2 is less than or equal to 20, but greater than or equal to 12, shade B2 orange. If the value of I2 is less than or equal to 11, but greater than or equal to 8, shade B2 yellow. I am sure I am missing something quite simple here.