Conditional Formatting with VBA

ERed1

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Hello all,

So in column M on sheet 1 I have data that is in no specific order and the amount is always chaning. The data is Dog, Cat, and Fish. On Sheet 2 starting in A1 going to A3, I have Dog, Cat, and Fish in their own columns. They each have a specific cell color and font color. I want there formatting from sheet 2 to go to the cells on sheet 1. Is there a way to do this with a VBA marco?

Thanks in advance.
 

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How about
Code:
Sub ERed1()
   Dim Cl As Range
   Dim Dic As Object
   
   Set Dic = CreateObject("scripting.dictionary")
   With Sheets("Sheet2")
      For Each Cl In .Range("A1", .Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
         Dic.Add Cl.Value, Array(Cl.Interior.Color, Cl.Font.Color)
      Next Cl
   End With
   With Sheets("Sheet1")
      For Each Cl In .Range("M2", .Range("M" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
         If Dic.exists(Cl.Value) Then
            Cl.Interior.Color = Dic.item(Cl.Value)(0)
            Cl.Font.Color = Dic.item(Cl.Value)(1)
         End If
      Next Cl
   End With
End Sub
 

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It does for me :)

Care to supply some more information, rather than just
That did not work for me.
 

ERed1

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It does for me :)

Care to supply some more information, rather than just
So when I changed it to my data it did not work. I then made another worksheet and tested everything and it worked fine. I was messing around with it I then copied my data over to the example worksheet so that nothing else could be interfering with it. Do the colors mater for the code? Does the character count matter? Or maybe does the character color mater? The all have to be black?
 

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The code takes the font & fill colour from the cells in sheet2 & applies them to the cells in sheet1 where the cell content matches. Like

<b></b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: rgb(255,255,255);border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: rgb(187,187,187)"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: rgb(218,231,245)" /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);text-align: center;color: rgb(22,17,32)"><th></th><th>A</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">1</td><td style="color: #FF0000;background-color: #FFFF00;;">West Yorkshire</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">2</td><td style="font-weight: bold;color: #FFFFFF;background-color: #8DB4E2;;">Derbyshire</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">3</td><td style="text-decoration: underline;color: #C5D9F1;background-color: #60497A;;">Staffordshire</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:4.8em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid rgb(187,187,187);border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">Sheet2</p><br /><br />

<b></b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: rgb(255,255,255);border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: rgb(187,187,187)"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: rgb(218,231,245)" /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);text-align: center;color: rgb(22,17,32)"><th></th><th>M</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">1</td><td style=";">County</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">2</td><td style=";">Cumbria</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">3</td><td style="color: #FFFFFF;background-color: #8DB4E2;;">Derbyshire</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">4</td><td style="color: #FFFFFF;background-color: #8DB4E2;;">Derbyshire</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">5</td><td style="color: #FF0000;background-color: #FFFF00;;">West Yorkshire</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">6</td><td style="color: #FFFFFF;background-color: #8DB4E2;;">Derbyshire</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">7</td><td style="color: #FFFFFF;background-color: #8DB4E2;;">Derbyshire</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">8</td><td style="color: #FF0000;background-color: #FFFF00;;">West Yorkshire</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">9</td><td style="color: #FFFFFF;background-color: #8DB4E2;;">Derbyshire</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">10</td><td style="color: #C5D9F1;background-color: #60497A;;">Staffordshire</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">11</td><td style="color: #FFFFFF;background-color: #8DB4E2;;">Derbyshire</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">12</td><td style="color: #FFFFFF;background-color: #8DB4E2;;">Derbyshire</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">13</td><td style=";">Cheshire</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">14</td><td style="color: #FF0000;background-color: #FFFF00;;">West Yorkshire</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">15</td><td style="color: #FF0000;background-color: #FFFF00;;">West Yorkshire</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">16</td><td style="color: #FF0000;background-color: #FFFF00;;">West Yorkshire</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">17</td><td style="color: #C5D9F1;background-color: #60497A;;">Staffordshire</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">18</td><td style=";">Somerset</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">19</td><td style=";">Cumbria</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">20</td><td style=";">Shropshire</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:4.8em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid rgb(187,187,187);border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">Sheet1</p><br /><br />
 

ERed1

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So on my sheet it isn't allowing the formatting to show. It shows a blank background until the button is pressed. After the button is pressed it pastes a white background instead of the correct color, but if the characters are cleared from the cell (ie fish) then the correct background color shows.
 

ERed1

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I figured it out! My boss had it set as a conditional format. I undid that and it worked perfectly!
 

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Glad you sorted it out & thanks for the feedback.
 

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