# Conditional formatting question

#### aka_krakur

##### Active Member
Here is a sample of a spreadsheet I have:
Book3
ABCDE
1UserInputCurrentIncidentNumber44815
2
3INCIDENT_NUMBERCASE_NUMBERPART_SEQUENCEACTUAL_DEVICE_CODEID
44481511162844815-1-1
54491511228444915-1-1
64491511X10044915-1-1
74491511228444915-1-1
84491511X10044915-1-1
94600411228446004-1-1
104600411X10046004-1-1
114600411228446004-1-1
124600411X10046004-1-1
134676311117946763-1-1
144693411228446934-1-1
154693411228446934-1-1
Sheet1

I would like column E (ID) to be conditionally formatted to turn yellow (as shown) if/when cell in column A = C1

So for the above example since A4 = C1 cell E4 gets highlighted Yellow.

Is this possible?
If so, how?

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#### Norie

##### Well-known Member
Select E4 onwards, goto conditional formatting, select Formula is, enter this formula

=\$A4=\$C\$1

and format as required.

#### aka_krakur

##### Active Member
That worked...Thx...sometimes the most simple things just slip my memory on how to do them

#### Barry Katcher

##### Well-known Member
Or, since the concatenate formula in column E always results in the first digits of the string being whatever is in column A, you can bypass column A altogether by using this conditional format in Column E:

=LEFT(E4,5)*1=\$C\$1

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