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Conditional Formatting in Excel 2007

Posted on 2012-04-06
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Good day!

I am using a spreadsheet to track parts. I have successfully used the conditional formatting Dialog to highlight a row if the formula evaluates to a 'less than'.  But I don't want the rows to format if the target row is blank.

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Dialog Formula is   G1<F1  with turning row A1:K1 Yellow.  But I can'tfigure out how to prevent the formatting if G1 is blank!

I have tried to use an    if(F1="","",G1<F1) in the dialog formula box, but it doesn't work.

Any help appreciated.

Ray
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 2000 total points
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Hello,

not quite sure I understand the setup, because there is some conflicting information

>> prevent the formatting if G1 is blank

>>  if(F1="","",G1<F1)

F1 or G1 ? Which one will be tested for blank?

In any case, see the attached file for an example. The conditional format applies to $A$1:$K$10 and the formula is

=AND(NOT(ISBLANK($F1)),$F1>$G1)

cheers, teylyn
27665093.xlsx
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Cool Beans!  Works like a charm!

Thank you!

I know this question isn't necessarily worth 500 points, but my Browser wwon'tlet me select a lower amount when I posted the question --  so enjoy!

Ray
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