## Conditional Formatting from cells in adjacent column - google-sheets

### How to conditional format each row of a column based on corresponding value in another column

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I want the cell to be highlighted based on the value is less than or greater than the value in the benchmark column. I am not able to do that using conditional formatting custom formula. I have manually applied formatting for 02/01/2023 . I want the formatting to apply to the column with date = today() only.
Thanks :)
I can write a custom formula for each row of each date column. But is there any way a single custom formula that could format across rows and columns?
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```I'm guessing your fist value of 02/01/2023 and Activity1 is C2. Then for the whole range C2:Z (or whichever you have):
=C2>=\$B2
Do this for one color for the whole range and it will drag automatically, you don't need to write it as an arrayformula. The "\$" will always refer to the value in column B from the row it's positioned
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```if you are selecting whole range (C2:Z), try this for green and red respectively:
=(C2>=\$B2)*(C2<>"")
=(C2<\$B2)*(C2<>"")```

### Conditional Formatting on column based on other column value

```I am trying to build a simple conditional formatting that will allow me color a cell value if its value is below another cell's value in the same row.
For example -
As we can see, In Rows 2 and 5 the value of column B was lower than the value of column A and therefore it turned green.
I understand how to do a static conditional analysis such as this one:
However my goal is to apply this on the entire column and not row by row.
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```in Apply to range put:
B2:B
under Format cells if... select
custom formula
and in field type in:
=B2<A2```

### Conditional formatting cells in range if the cell value exist in a different column

```In Google spreadsheet, we have column A which is an input list. Other columns from B to G are filled list. Filled list cells should highlight when cell value matches with input list.
The problem is I can not use MATCH as matching is with the range not column or row.
Here is the expected result.
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```You definetely can use Match. But you need to use it with ISERROR & NOT formula.
You need apply the following Conditional formatting to the entire range starting from B1.
=NOT(ISERROR(MATCH(B1,\$A:\$A,0)))
Note: if you copy the formula exactly, you need to apply it to the Range starting from B! For it work.```

### Conditional Formatting cells based on how many times it appears in separate Column

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I want to use conditional formatting to count the amount of times a name appears in Column H and make the corresponding name in Column B red if it shows up once and crossed out if it shows up twice.
How can I do this? I used COUNTIF but I don't know how to attach the formatting to a specific name/string in Column B so it just formats the next one on the list (I think).
Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.
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```Clear any conditional formatting from ColumnB, select B3 to the end of your range to format and Format, Conditional formatting..., Format cells if... Custom formula is and
=countif(H:H,B3)=2
with strikethrough. Add another rule (same range) with Custom formula is and
=countif(H:H,B3)=1
with red fill and Done.```

### Conditional formatting, entire row based

```I've searched and read through answers related to conditional formatting, but I can't seem to get mine to work, so maybe I'm doing something wrong.
I have a worksheet for work. It contains a list of animals in our shelter. What I'm attempting to do is color the entire row green if they've been adopted (noted by an "X" in column "G"). I've had =\$G\$2="X" and =\$G2="X", but neither work. It'll only color the one row that was active when I set the rule, and when I enter "X" in another row, it does nothing. What am I missing?
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```Use the "indirect" function on conditional formatting.
Select Conditional Formatting
Select New Rule
Select "Use a Formula to determine which cells to format"
Enter the Formula, =INDIRECT("g"&ROW())="X"
Enter the Format you want (text color, fill color, etc).
Select OK to save the new format
Open "Manage Rules" in Conditional Formatting
Select "This Worksheet" if you can't see your new rule.
In the "Applies to" box of your new rule, enter =\$A\$1:\$Z\$1500 (or however wide/long you want the conditional formatting to extend depending on your worksheet)
For every row in the G column that has an X, it will now turn to the format you specified. If there isn't an X in the column, the row won't be formatted.
You can repeat this to do multiple row formatting depending on a column value. Just change either the g column or x specific text in the formula and set different formats.
For example, if you add a new rule with the formula, =INDIRECT("h"&ROW())="CAR", then it will format every row that has CAR in the H Column as the format you specified.
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```=\$G1="X"
would be the correct (and easiest) method. Just select the entire sheet first, as conditional formatting only works on selected cells. I just tried it and it works perfectly. You must start at G1 rather than G2 otherwise it will offset the conditional formatting by a row.
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```To set Conditional Formatting for an ENTIRE ROW based on a single cell you must ANCHOR that single cell's column address with a "\$", otherwise Excel will only get the first column correct. Why?
Because Excel is setting your Conditional Format for the SECOND column of your row based on an OFFSET of columns. For the SECOND column, Excel has now moved one column to the RIGHT of your intended rule cell, examined THAT cell, and has correctly formatted column two based on a cell you never intended.
Simply anchor the COLUMN portion of your rule cell's address with "\$", and you will be happy
For example:
You want any row of your table to highlight red if the last cell of that row does not equal 1.
Select the entire table (but not the headings)
"Home" > "Conditional Formatting" > "Manage Rules..." > "New Rule" >
"Use a formula to determine which cells to format"
Enter: "=\$T3<>1" (no quotes... "T" is the rule cell's column, "3" is its row)
Click Apply.
Make sure Excel has not inserted quotes into any part of your formula... if it did, Backspace/Delete them out (no arrow keys please).
Conditional Formatting should be set for the entire table.
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```You want to apply a custom formatting rule. The "Applies to" field should be your entire row (If you want to format row 5, put in =\$5:\$5. The custom formula should be =IF(\$B\$5="X", TRUE, FALSE), shown in the example below.
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```Use RC addressing. So, if I want the background color of Col B to depend upon the value in Col C and apply that from Rows 2 though 20:
Steps:
Select R2C2 to R20C2
Click on Conditional Formatting
Select "Use a formula to determine what cells to format"
Type in the formula: =RC[1] > 25
Create the formatting you want (i.e. background color "yellow")
Applies to: Make sure it says: =R2C2:R20C2
** Note that the "magic" takes place in step 4 ... using RC addressing to look at the value one column to the right of the cell being formatted.
In this example, I am checking to see if the value of the cell one column to the right of the cell being formatting contains a value greater than 25 (note that you can put pretty much any formula here that returns a T/F value)
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```In my case I wanted to compare values in cells of column E with Cells in Column G
Highlight the selection of cells to be checked in column E.
Select Conditional Format: Highlight cell rules
Select one of the choices in my case it was greater than.
In the left hand field of pop up use =indirect("g"&row())
where g was the row I was comparing against.
Now the row you are formatting will highlight based on if it is greater than the selection in row G
This works for every cell in Column E compared to cell in Column G of the selection you made for column E.
If
G2 is greater than E2 it formats
G3 is greater than E3 it formats etc```