Solved

Auto Operation of MS Excel 2013

Posted on 2016-11-13
2
31 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-19
I am completing a spreadsheet that confirms the contents of a PROM.  There are multiple copies of the same data throughout the PROM memory space (customer requirement).  For the first copy of the data, I set up a worksheet that reads the contents of the PROM and compares the contents with the required data. In setting up this sheet, Excel automatically added a compare function for two adjacent cells on the same row, and automatically changed the background color to green it the two cells matched.

I then created a number of sheets by copying the original sheet to correspond to the other copies of the data.  These new sheets refuse to operate the same comparison, even though everything is identical except where the test data comes from in the PROM address space.

As the operation of the first sheet was added automatically, is there any way to get the other sheets to work the same way?

There is no Visual Basic that has been added to do this.  The conditional formatting feature is very painful for a large amount of data on a number of different sheets.

In the sample provided, I never requested Excel to add the comparison and resulting background color change.  It was added automatically.  I just need to know how to get this to work on other sheets in the same workbook.

Thanks,

Mark
Auto-Background-color-sample.pdf
0
Comment
Question by:TMarkB
2 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
Adiel de Freitas earned 500 total points
ID: 41886416
I found a great article that describes how to apply Conditional Formatting to an Excel Worksheet.

https://www.ablebits.com/office-addins-blog/2015/08/26/excel-compare-two-columns-matches-differences/

I believe setting up the formula will work both numerically and with lettering.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:TMarkB
ID: 41894371
Thanks for the help!
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

How to quickly and accurately populate Word documents with Excel data, charts and images (including Automated Bookmark generation) David Miller (dlmille) Synopsis In this article you’ll learn how to use ExcelToWord! to copy data,charts, shapes …
This tutorial explains how to create a series of drop-down lists that are dependent upon prior selections to guide (“force”) the user to make the correct selection and reduce data errors within Microsoft Excel. Excel 2010 was used for this tutorial;…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate on a Mac how to change the sort order for chart legend values and decrpyt the intimidating chart menu.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate the scrolling table in Microsoft Excel using the INDEX function.

757 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now