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Shade a cell based on date range

pdvsa asked
Last Modified: 2017-04-24

I need to shade a cell based on a date range.  I tried to use the Conditional Formatting "between" but I am not getting it right.  

I have 3 columns:  Margin Rate; From Date; To Date

I need to color "Margin Rate" if today's date is between the "From Date" and "To Date".

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Colleen Kayter4D Assets

Let's say Margin Rate is Column A, From Date is Column B, To Date is Column C. You actually have 2 conditions to be tested.

1. Is Today > Column B (from date)
2. Is Today < Column C (to date)

Create a new rule for the first condition: =TODAY()>B1
Add a second rule for the second condition: =TODAY()<C1

You can make the formatting for both rules the same or you can make the formatting for the first rule green and the second rule red. The red would indicate that today's date does not fall within the time window.
pdvsaProject finance


worked perfectly.  thank you!

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