# Excel - SUM Function Problem - Expert Solution

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i need a formula to highlight the cells, i will enter the total value excel should highlight the cells which sum equals to that value
Solved by K. S. in 20 mins
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Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:29
Hello!
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:29
Welcome to excelchat!
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:30
can you please show me the worksheet on which you are working?
User 02/03/2018 - 09:30
hi
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:30
hello
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:31
can you please show me the worksheet on which you are working?
User 02/03/2018 - 09:31
yeah
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:31
plase share the file using attach button
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:31
as this is a conditional formatting related task i will have to do this locally on my pc
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:32
ok which column you want to highlight?
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:32
and what is the condition?
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:34
there?
User 02/03/2018 - 09:34
if i enter any value in total sent execel should highlight the cell which are cover within the value
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:35
can you tell me an example actually i want it to be done correctly
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:35
like is first row ?
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:35
total sent is 2
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:35
why this should be highlighted or not highlighted ?
User 02/03/2018 - 09:36
both cell should get highlighted
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:36
column b and column h?
User 02/03/2018 - 09:36
it will assure that upto which machine i have supplied the part to customer
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:37
ok
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:37
you want any colour if its less then required?
User 02/03/2018 - 09:38
no
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:38
in row 3 required is 1 and sent is 2 is this possible?
User 02/03/2018 - 09:38
yeah it is possible
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:38
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:44
User 02/03/2018 - 09:45
but how to do that
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:45
see this can be done using conditional formatting
User 02/03/2018 - 09:45
how
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:46
you select the column to which you want to highlight
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:46
then go on conditional formatting
User 02/03/2018 - 09:46
ok
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:46
there is a option highlight cell rules
User 02/03/2018 - 09:46
ok
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:47
select equal to
User 02/03/2018 - 09:47
ok
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:47
and type =first cell of column to which you want to compare
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:47
and click ok thats it
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:47
got it?
User 02/03/2018 - 09:48
ok thank you dear
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:48
most welcome
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:48
lease end this session
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:48
you dont have further queries
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:49
and dont forget to rate me
User 02/03/2018 - 09:49
let me try this
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:49
sure
Excelchat Expert 02/03/2018 - 09:49
let me now if its working
User 02/03/2018 - 09:49
yes of course i will

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