Conditional format if year in cell's date is same as current year

touque

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I have a cell that contains a date in the format 21-Feb-21. I would like it to shade it green if the year in the date is the current year.

I am going to have a second rule where if the year in the cell is before (less than) the current date than shade red.

I believe I can do it simply but bulky by inserting a cell with the TODAY function. Then add two more cells where I extract the year from my cell and TODAY. Then conditional format those in the appropriate cell. But I'm sure there is a less cumbersome way to do it.
 

Fluff

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How about
=Year(A2)=YEAR(TODAY())
 

DanteAmor

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To red color

Select cells for example A2:A10


=AND(A2<>"",YEAR(A2) < YEAR(TODAY()))
<year(today()))< html=""></year(today()))<>
 
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touque

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Fluff, you are the bomb once again!!
Worked like a charm!
I thought I was done with my sheet but I already have further improvements in my head so i may be back tomorrow with more questions!
Thanks Fluff and DanteAmor!
 

Fluff

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You're welcome & thanks for the feedback
 

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I'm glad to help you. Thanks for the feedback.
 

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