change format based on other columns

briannakmg

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I am having trouble with "if then" statements. What I need to do is have excel look at all of the cells in column K. If a cell is blank and the corresponding cell in:

column B says "X"
column B says "Y"
column B says "Z" AND column C says "L" or "M"

then the cell in the column K needs to turn yellow.

Any ideas would be so helpful!

Thanks,
Brianna
 

Excel Facts

What is the shortcut key for Format Selection?
Ctrl+1 (the number one) will open the Format dialog for whatever is selected.
Select Column K.
Click on Format, then Conditional Formatting.
Under Condition 1, change Cell Value is to Formula Is and put in the following formula:
=AND(OR(OR($B1="X",$B1="Y"),AND($B1="Z",OR($C1="L",$C1="M"))),$K1="")
Click on Format, then Patterns
Select a Yellow
Click OK
Click OK
 
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