Color row

sccson

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Hello,

Is there a way to color an entire row based on the color of the cell next to it?

I used conditional formatting on a cell based on a value, but I also need to color the cell next to it (it does not have a value), the cell has a name.

Name Total

John Smith 40

Based on the total the entire row should be
Red. The numbers - 0 - 4 green, 5 to 8
yellow, 5 to 12 orange 13 and up is red





Thank you
 

cfree36

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You can use the same conditional format using formula is.. just apply it to all cells in the row

EXAMPLE:

Conditional Format

Formula is:
=$A1=40

Apply that conditional format to all cells in row 1.
If A1 = 40 the entire row will format as you specify.
 

sccson

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I see, the problem is that the "name cell already has a formula (=Sheet1!B1). How can add to it?

Also, the number is always a variable.

Thank you
 

cfree36

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The only thing you are changing in the name column is the conditional formats.... not the formula in the cell.

You can enter three 'Conditions'

Formula is: =$B1<=4 format green
Formula is: =AND($B1>=5,$B1<=8) format yellow
Formula is: =$B1>=13 format orange

By locking the B you can copy that format to all cells in your sheet and the conditional format will work for the entire row based on the value of what is in column B.
 

sccson

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It's been a long day. I don't understand how to add / enter formula

Sorry
 

cfree36

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Highlight the range where you want the rows colored according to the data in column B (totals). A1:D236 (or whatever).

Then goto Format on the toolbar / Conditional Formatting.
Change the drop down box that currently says "Cell Value Is" to "Formula Is"
In the box to the right type this formula:
=$B1<=4
Choose the format you want for totals less than or equal to 4.
Click Add
Do the above for Condition 2 using this formula:
=AND($B1>=5,$B1<=8)
Choose the format you want for totals greater than or equal to 5 and less than or equal to 8.
Click Add
Do the above for Condition 3 using this formula:
=$B1>=13
Choose the format you want for totals greater than or equal to 13.

You are entering the formula in the conditional format... not on the worksheet. By choosing an entire range and only locking '$' the Column in the conditional format formula... each cell in the row will look to the total to see what color it should be.
 

sccson

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Thank you, for the help. I was having problems with it working properly at first, but after I added =IF in the first condition, it seems to work.

Thanks again for the help.

Mike
 

cfree36

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However you shouldn't need the 'IF' in a conditional format as it is implied.
 

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