Conditional Formatting applying to old columns when new columns are copied and inserted.


I have columns that have conditional formatting applied using a CONCATENATE formula. 

When I copy and paste the new columns, the formula still uses the old columns and doesn't pick up the new ones. Please can someone help? I have attached a sample file. 


For example, columns AK & AL are picking up columns AN & AO when I copy the three columns. 




3 Replies


I guess you need to unlock columns and use


@Sergei Baklan 

Unfortunately when I do this and take out the locking key $, the conditional formatting does not work. 

Please see attached.