Simple Conditional Formatting (Traffic Lights!)

Posted on 2014-01-24
Last Modified: 2014-01-24

See attachments which should be clear.

Simple enough conditional formatting which I can't get to work.

If Sales!B2 < TrafficLights!$C$2 then Sales!B2 should be Orange
If Sales!B2 < TrafficLights!$B$2 then Sales!B2 should be Red

This logic should apply to columns B to E in Sales Spreadsheet

Thanks for your time!
Question by:Patrick O'Dea
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Rgonzo1971 earned 250 total points
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pls try

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by:Rob Henson
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Select area starting at B2 and apply Conditional Formatting by formula with the following:

For CF Orange

For CF Red

Rob H
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In my solution the CF Red is before the CF Orange and I use Stop if True to avoid being Orange
with equivalent formulas to

Red:B2 < TrafficLights!$B2
Orange: B2 < TrafficLights!$C2

Shouldn't your formula for Orange be

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by:Rob Henson
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I tried with the "Stop If True" box being ticked after first condition but didn't seem to be working for some reason, hence why I went for the less than one value for condition 1 and between two values for condition 2; indeed the second should have the >= rather than just >.


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by:Patrick O'Dea
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Great stuff!

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