Use cell fill (interior color index) as criteria in sumif or count if

Alex00001

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Hello,

Is it possible to create a criteria based formula in excel 2003 that uses cel formatting as a criteria? (without the use of VBA)
For example, i have a list of values which all have different cell fill colors.

1 (green cell fill)
3 (yellow cell fill)
5 (blue cell fill)
9 (green cell fill)
2 (yellow cell fill)

Is there a formula that can do the following:
sumif cell fill is green = 10
sumif cell fill is yellow= 5

Thanks a bunch for your help!

Alex
 

Special-K99

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I believe this is only possible with VBA (unless the colour settings are dependant on Conditional Formatting)
 

yytsunamiyy

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Hello,

Is it possible to create a criteria based formula in excel 2003 that uses cel formatting as a criteria? (without the use of VBA)
Glad the answer was helpful to you. Please note though that by following the steps on Chips site you actually added a UDF (User Defined Function) - that is a vba module - to your workbook, which means that your workbook now contains macros that must be enabled for the function to work.
 

RoryA

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FYI, you can do it without VBA if you use the old XLM functions, but I don't recommend either approach to be honest.
 

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