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Posted on 2013-05-09
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I need to be able to highlight a cell if it contains a hyphen or dash "-".  This is what I have, but does not work. Thanks in advance!

Sheets("View").Activate
 
   Range(Range("I1"), Range("I1").End(xlDown)).Select
   For Each cell In Selection
      If cell = "-" Then cell.EntireRow.Interior.ColorIndex = 4
   Next cell
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Question by:leezac
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by:Martin Liss
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If Instr(1, cell, "-") Then cell.EntireRow.Interior.ColorIndex = 4
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Actually I guess I should ask what you mean when you say it doesn't work? Does anything happen? Do you want to color the row if the cell contains something like "blah-blah"?
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by:byundt
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Are the hyphens appearing in the cell as a result of formatting? If so, you need to specify Cell.Text in your macro. If they are manually entered, your existing code should work as desired.

The following modification of your code tests Cell.Text and uses InStr as suggested by MartinLiss.
Sub test()
Dim cell As Range, rg As Range
With Sheets("View")
   Set rg = Range(.Range("I1"), .Range("I1").End(xlDown))
   For Each cell In rg.Cells
      If InStr(1, cell.Text, "-") > 0 Then cell.EntireRow.Interior.ColorIndex = 4
   Next
End With
End Sub

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by:Rob Henson
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You could also achieve the formatting with Conditional Formatting with a custom CF with formula:

Select the required cells (assuming column I) and choose the Conditional Formatting wizard and enter the following as a formula condition:

=FIND("-",I1,1)>0

Thanks
Rob H
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by:Rob Henson
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Just realised you wanted the whole row coloured, so slight change.

Select the whole area and the CF formula would then be:

=FIND("-",$I1,1)>0

Only change being the addition of the $ in front of I to ensure that CF in all columns are looking at Column I.

Thanks
Rob H
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by:leezac
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No nothing works.  I entered the hypen manually to test but it is entered via a macro if the cell is null.  I tried conditional formating but it is deleted somehow when the file is updated.
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by:Martin Liss
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Can you attach your workbook and describe the steps to take to reproduce the problem?
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by:leezac
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I also do not want row colored - just cell
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by:Martin Liss
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Can you attach your workbook and describe the steps to take to reproduce the problem?
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Decided to use a "0' instead of '-" and it works now with conditional formatting.
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