Excel Conditional Formatting Pivot Table

Posted on 2013-09-18
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Last Modified: 2013-09-23
See the attached example.  I am trying to format based on text contained in one of the columns (column C) of the attached example.  I need the pivot table to look like the example on the "pivot" tab.  Need some help.
Question by:ndornack
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Ejgil Hedegaard earned 2000 total points
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It is not possible for an xls file.
Excel 2003 only allow 3 conditional formats, you have 4, and the sum part of the pivot table can not be addressed, so format will fail when pivot table is updated.

I hope you can use a xlsx file, because for Excel 2007 and later, it is possible to make many conditional formats, and the sum part of the pivot table can be addressed specifically.
See attached file.
It is not possible to make thick surrounding lines for the cells in the conditional format, and thin lines are hardly visible, so I have changed to formatting values with leading zeros like 0008, and bold for the purchase problem.
And an extra format when there is no match for any condition, red cell.

If you open the file in Excel 2003 it will not work.

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Thanks for your help.  I am using Excel 2010, so this works.

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