# Formula to change color of entire row in Excel 2010

I want to build a macro that will loop through the end of an  Excel file regardless of the number of entries  and change color of each of rows if certain conditions are met. For example,  if column 3 = "X" and the quantity in column 7 <=3, the entire row will be highlighted. This macro must be activated when the worksheet is opened. Thanks.
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Just put the following code in the sheet module of whichever worksheet you want this feature for..and it will do what you are looking for when you select or active that worksheet..

So let's say you want this for sheet1 then put this in the sheet1 module...

``````Private Sub Worksheet_Activate()
Dim lrow As Long
lrow = Cells(Cells.Rows.Count, 3).End(xlUp).Row
I = 1
Do Until I > lrow

If UCase(Cells(I, 3).Value) = "X" And Cells(I, 7).Value <= 7 Then Rows(I).Interior.ColorIndex = 3
I = I + 1

Loop

End Sub
``````

Saurabh...

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Older than dirtCommented:
Please don't give me any points but there's a typo in Saurab's  answer.

If UCase(Cells(I, 3).Value) = "X" And Cells(I, 7).Value <= 7 Then Rows(I).Interior.ColorIndex = 3

should be

If UCase(Cells(I, 3).Value) = "X" And Cells(I, 7).Value <= 3 Then Rows(I).Interior.ColorIndex = 3
Group Finance ManagerCommented:
Why not use Conditional Formatting instead, it's automatic and does not require VBA?

Place this formula in the Conditional Formatting Formula Box

=AND(\$C1="X",\$G1<=7)

Then select the fill colour and set the applies to range.
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Thanks.
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