# Conditional Formatting referencing Conditional Formatting in another column

#### pherman

##### New Member
Hello! I've been trying to figure out a way where I can write a conditional formatting equation that references the conditional formatting in another column. In the regional response rate column, I've ranked each customers' response rate compared to their regional average, and applied the conditional formatting rules : red <84%, yellow 85% - 104%, green 105% and greater. I want to apply conditional formatting rules to Column A (response rate) by referencing the color in Column B. For example, 67.21% would change to green because that particular customer ranks 143% in their regional response rate. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

 Response Rate (Column A) Regional Response Rate (Column B) 0.00%​ 0% 0.00%​ 0% 0.00%​ 0% 0.00%​ 0% 0.00%​ 0% 67.21%​ 143% 54.59%​ 116% 9.29%​ 20% 55.70%​ 109% 28.35%​ 60% 29.08%​ 57% 51.06%​ 100%

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#### Fluff

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator
+Fluff v2.xlsm
AB
1Response RateRegional Response Rate
20.00%0%
30.00%0%
40.00%0%
50.00%0%
60.00%0%
767.21%143%
854.59%116%
99.29%20%
1055.70%109%
1128.35%60%
1229.08%57%
1351.06%100%
Master
Cells with Conditional Formatting
CellConditionCell FormatStop If True
A2:B13Expression=\$B2>104%textNO
A2:B13Expression=AND(\$B2>84%,\$B2<105%)textNO
A2:B13Expression=\$B2<84%textNO

#### etaf

##### Well-known Member
you can use the same rule
formula
select columns A and B
then use 3 formulas

: red <84%,
\$B1 <84%

yellow 85% - 104%,
\$b1 < 104%

green 105% and greater.

\$b1 >= 104%

Order and click on stop if true

Book2
ABCDEFGHIJK
1ResponseRegional Response Rate (Column B)ResponseRegional Response Rate (Column B)
2Rate (Column A)Rate (Column A)
30.00%0%0.00%0%
40.00%0%0.00%0%
50.00%0%0.00%0%
60.00%0%0.00%0%
70.00%0%0.00%0%
867.21%143%67.21%143%
954.59%116%54.59%116%
109.29%20%9.29%20%
1155.70%109%55.70%109%
1228.35%60%28.35%60%
1329.08%57%: red <84%, yellow 85% - 104%, green 105% and greater. 29.08%57%
1451.06%100%51.06%100%
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Sheet1
Cells with Conditional Formatting
CellConditionCell FormatStop If True
A3:B14Expression=\$B3>=1.05textNO
A3:B14Expression=\$B3<0.84textYES
A3:B14Expression=\$B3<1.04textYES

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