Conditional Formatting - Numbers as Text

Smokeyham

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Feb 1, 2006
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118
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
Hello,

This should be simple to do, but for some reason it is not working for me. I have a series of numbers, which are actually formatted as text:

28-01
28-02
28-03 etc....

The numbers repeat after they get to 26, except in certain circumstances where there is a 27th number (28-27)

When that happens, I want to use conditional formatting to highlight that cell.

Here is the "formula" I am using in the conditional formatting =ISNUMBER(27). This works, but unfortunately when I use it any other cell, it also highlights the value regardless of wether or not 27 is in the cell.

Any thoughts on how I can get conditional formatting to limit itself to only cells where the "27" is present?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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Smokeyham

Board Regular
Joined
Feb 1, 2006
Messages
118
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
try this as the formula:

=RIGHT(A1,2)="27"
--------------------------------------
Try

=ISNUMBER(FIND("27",A1))

Thanks... those both worked!

I used the "formula painter," to copy the conditional formatting and it worked great.

Thanks so much to both of you for a very timely response!

Gordon
 

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