Conditional Formatting Challenge
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    I have a large table of data and I want to be able to distinguish a row of data (by shading the entire row) based on the information in one cell (B -Blue, R -Red and Y -Yellow).

    As above one cell will have B, Y or R within and I want to be able to highlight the whole row of data, using conditional formatting, based on this one cell. Can I do this?

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    Using three conditions it seems easy. Lets say you want to highlight row 1 based on the value of cell A1. Highlight the row, go to Format>Conditional Formatting. Use "Formula Is", use the formula =$A$1="B" and then select the blue shading. Then use the Add button to add another formula, use =$A$1="Y" and select yellow shading, and then same thing for red =$A$1="R". HTH

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    On 2002-04-16 17:25, indi420 wrote:
    I have a large table of data and I want to be able to distinguish a row of data (by shading the entire row) based on the information in one cell (B -Blue, R -Red and Y -Yellow).

    As above one cell will have B, Y or R within and I want to be able to highlight the whole row of data, using conditional formatting, based on this one cell. Can I do this?
    Not sure I follow exactly, but if C1 is the criteria cell,

    1. Highlight the entire row in question.
    2. Format>Conditional Formatting>FormulaIs
    =$C$1="B" and format for condition 1

    3. Repeat step two for "Y" and "R" in conditions 2 and 3.

    Bye,
    Jay

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    I have a simliar but different problem. I have a long row of data and each cell is shaded either red, yellow, or blue. All of these shaded cells are in row 3. How can I format rows 2 and 1 to shade the same color as row 3? Example, if A3 is red, then A1 and A2 should be red. If B3 is blue, then B1 and B2 should be blue. Thanks!!

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