01-16-2019 03:41 AM
01-16-2019 03:41 AM
I am trying to insert a forumula as part of conditional formatting into a tracker on a spreadsheet to highlight expired dates but only when text in another column meets certain criteria.
(E.g. If the date in column B occurs in the past and the text in column F is equal to "PENDING" or "IN QUERY" - if column F contains any other content i do not want the formatting applied)
I know how to do each of these things seperately but for the life of me cannot work out how to stitch the 2 formula together to work as one (i thought i could use an IF formula to calculate but cannot get it to work).
I would really appreicate any advice on how to make this work.
Thanks in advance
01-16-2019 04:25 AM
01-16-2019 04:33 AM
01-16-2019 04:43 AM
01-16-2019 05:19 AM - edited 01-16-2019 05:21 AM
I've added a snapshot of my spreadsheet below.
My goal is for dates in column B (INV DUE DATE) to be highlighted red but only if the answer in column F (STATUS) reads PENDING or IN QUERY. If column F reads PAID I do not want the formatting added to B. I hope that makes sense?
When adding the conditional formatting to columb B, i start by selecting the whole column, then opening the conditional formatting options to apply the formula - is this correct?
Sorry if i'm not explaining this well, i'm not the best with formulas containing more than one function! haha
I really appreicate your help.
01-16-2019 05:19 AM
Oh great, thank you. That will make a really useful addition! :)
01-16-2019 05:49 AMSolution
01-16-2019 05:54 AM
01-23-2019 11:39 AM
Hi there! I'm having a similar problem. 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.