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Change color fill in a cell, if another cell contains a date in it

Posted on 2012-09-11
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I am trying to find a way that will change the fill in of a cell GREEN if a cell on the same row contains a date in it.

For instance ....
In Column A, there are associated tasks that need to be completed.

In Column H of the same row of that task, when it is completed I enter the date.

What I would like, is that when I enter the date in the cell in Column H of the same row as Column A, the cell in Column A changes to a GREEN Fill IN!.

I found that conditional formatting will only work for a few cells, yet I have over 100 tasks in column a, so a VB Code would be great.
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Question by:Worldsplayground
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by:nutsch
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Conditional formatting will work for the whole column if you set it up that way.

How do you have it set up currently?

Thomas
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by:Worldsplayground
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What I found was that the conditional formatting would not look at each individual cell.  So if I added a date in Column H, the whole of Column A would go green.

I could possibly be using the wrong conditional formatting option.

Could you possibly give me a step by step approach as to which conditional formatting I should use and if so, what formula I should enter.  Then I can compare and make the right changes.
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select cell A1
select column A
Conditional formatting
New Rule
Use formula (I assume that your cell H is either a date or nothing)
=len(h1)>0
Format to get the green fill-in

Validate
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by:Worldsplayground
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Absolutely amazing.  Thanks you so much.  It has worked better than I expected.
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