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applying shading to rows using VBA

Posted on 2014-07-22
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Dear Experts:

I got a list with thousands of rows with the following make-up. For example

Column A         Column B
90-234-58-75   Product A
Quantity            38
Marking            100    
90-234-58-59   Product B
Quantity            90
Marking            95    
etc.

I would like to apply shading to these  rows in an orderly/uniform manner using a VBA macro so that ...
... rows with the product numbers get a red shading ...
... the rows featuring the quantity get a grey shading
... the rows featuring the marking  get a dark grey shading

I have attached a sample file with details for your convenience.

Thank you very much for your great help.

Regards, Andreas

Row-Formatting-Macro.xlsx
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by:Steve
ID: 40211268
This can be done using conditional formatting.
Are you sure you only want a VBA solution?
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by:AndreasHermle
ID: 40211328
Conditional Formatting, sounds interesting? But how is this done?
Thank you, Regards, Andreas
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by:AndreasHermle
ID: 40211341
There is a slight error in my sample file
The 'Quantity' and 'Marking' entries are not mentioned in the sample table only in the shaded version of this table.
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Steve earned 2000 total points
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The attached file has Conditional Formatting > Based upon Formula.

This formatting is then set across A:B

Does this seem to work for you?
C--Users-shall-Desktop-Row-Formatting-Ma
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by:AndreasHermle
ID: 40211452
Hi Steve,

thank you very much for your swift help. Unzipping your file results in strange file types.
But I managed to open the xml file and I could see the formulas behind the condtional formatting. I will try them out and let you know. This will take a while since I need to look after some other stuff right now. Thank you very much. Regards, andreas
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by:Steve
ID: 40211469
It shouldn't need unzipping....

It has probably just lost the .xlsx extension.
The expert exchange file name convention is a tad longer than it needs to be.
(an xlsx file is just a zipped folder in disguise)
C--Users-shall-Desktop-Example.xlsx
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by:AndreasHermle
ID: 40211949
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for AndreasHermle's comment #a40211452

for the following reason:

Hi Steve,

great, works like a charm, thank you very much for your great help. Regards, Andreas
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by:Steve
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Andreas, it seems you have accepted your own solution and closed the question.

I guess in error after the comment that it works like a charm.

I have opened the question back up for you to hopefully allocate points to my solution.

Thanks,
Steve,
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by:AndreasHermle
ID: 40212005
Oooops, Steve, I am really sorry, my fault of course.

Also, Thank you for bringing this zip/xlsx issue to my attention.

Again, thank you very much for your great and professional help.

Regards, Andreas
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