Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

Professional Opinions
Ask a Question
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE

troubleshooting Question

Data Validation based on formula

Avatar of RWayneH
RWayneHFlag for United States of America asked on
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft Excel
10 Comments1 Solution174 ViewsLast Modified:
I have a variable saved as a value, it is an average.  lets call it MyAvg.

I would like to apply a data validation on a column (D) that uses MyAvg that:

If value is >15% of MyAvg = Red
If value is between >10 of MyAvg but <15% of MyAvg = Yellow
If value is between <10 of MyAvg and -10% of MyAvg = Green

How would I write a formula in the Data Validation, to use MyAvg?
Ideally, or another option I would like to explore this using some VBA code against a cell... but was going to try both ways.  

Please advise and thanks.