01-24-2019 04:19 AM
01-24-2019 04:19 AM
Hi there! I have a list of personnel who each have one of a few different levels of training. Their names are listed in 1 column and their level in another. Then I have another table on a different sheet with all of their names under the positions where they work, and they may be in multiple positions. I would like the names in the position table to turn either green, yellow, or red based on the level of training they've had as listed on the other worksheet with the two columns. For example, when Bob Smith has had ICS 300 training, I want every cell with his name to turn green in the big table. How do I go about doing this. I can get the color change when I stay within the two columns by doing =$B2=300, but I cannot do it across worksheets. Even when I moved the two columns to the same sheet as the big table, I could not figure out a formula that highlighted the cells I wanted. It would highlight select ones randomly, or go across a few rows, but the level of training and the names did not correlate correctly. Thank you for you help.
01-24-2019 06:49 AM
Update: I can get some of the names to change color correctly, but not all of them become colored and I'm not sure why.
01-24-2019 04:00 PMSolution
If you're able to attach a sample file I can take a look.
Most common mistake I find when users have formulas in conditional formatting is the $ signs get mixed up, or the wrong cells are highlighted when writing the formula.
e.g. highlight all cells that you want the conditional formatting to apply to before writing the conditional format formula and make sure that formula is relevant to the top left corner cell that is highlighted.
Then after applying the formatting click on a different cell and check the formula that is being applied to it via Conditional Formatting > Manage rules. If the formula isn't referring to the correct cell then start over and change your $ signs.
Having said all this - it could be a totally different reason :)
01-25-2019 09:20 AM
So I figured out that I had spaces next to some of the names in the table and not in the same ones in the column. Thank you!
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