When you want to format a cell based on the value of a different cell, for example to format a report row based on a single column's value, you can use the conditional formatting feature to create a formatting formula. This post explores the details of formatting a cell or range based on the value in another cell.
Similarly, can I use an IF formula in conditional formatting?
The answer is yes and no. Any conditional formatting argument must generate a TRUE result, meaning that at a literal level, your conditional formatting rule is an If/Then statement along the lines of “If this condition is TRUE, THEN format the cell this way”.
Also, how do I format a row based on a cell value?
Highlight Rows in Different Color Based on Multiple Conditions
- Select the entire dataset (A2:F17 in this example).
- Click the Home tab.
- In the Styles group, click on Conditional Formatting.
- Click on 'New Rules'.
- In the 'New Formatting Rule' dialog box, click on 'Use a formula to determine which cells to format'.
Can you do an IF statement in Excel based on color?
Colors in an IF Function. Steve would like to create an IF statement (using the worksheet function) based on the color of a cell. For example, if A1 has a green fill, he wants to return the word "go", if it has a red fill, he wants to return the word "stop", and if it is any other color return the word "neither".
How do I auto populate dates in Excel based on another cell?
How to auto populate dates in Excel
- Enter your initial date in the first cell.
- Click on the cell with the first date to select it, and then drag the fill handle across or down the cells where you want Excel to add dates.