Converting a formula to Conditional Format..

omairhe

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Hello all,

How can I convert =IF(LEFT(A4,1)<>(LEFT(A5,1)),"T","F") into conditional format's custom formula?
If the resulting value is a "T" then apply formatting.

Thanks.
 

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footoo

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Assuming you want to conditionally format the cell containing the formula (let's say B4) :

=B4= "T"
 

Fluff

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Maybe
Excel Formula:
=left(A4)<>left(A5)
and select your format
 
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omairhe

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Maybe
Excel Formula:
=left(A4)<>left(A5)
and select your format

So, no need to give number of characters like this?
=LEFT(A2,1)<>LEFT(A1,1)
 

omairhe

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Assuming you want to conditionally format the cell containing the formula (let's say B4) :

=B4= "T"
I wanted to put that formula directly in conditional formatting. the cells I'm working with will only have values and no formulas, thus trying to avoid a helper column. I got it all figured out. Thanks to both of you..
 

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Glad we could help & thanks for the feedback
 

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