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detect comments in a row and colour corresponding row in column A in yellow if comments exist

Solved by G. B. in 17 mins

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Excelchat Expert
10/03/2018 - 08:14

Hello!

User
10/03/2018 - 08:14

hi

User
10/03/2018 - 08:15

basically I want A2

User
10/03/2018 - 08:15

shaded yellow of comment exists

Excelchat Expert
10/03/2018 - 08:15

ok.

User
10/03/2018 - 08:16

B2 to E2

Excelchat Expert
10/03/2018 - 08:16

Just give me few moments to look at it.

User
10/03/2018 - 08:17

ok

Excelchat Expert
10/03/2018 - 08:17

Well. This problem can be resolved by a VBA macro.

User
10/03/2018 - 08:17

ok

User
10/03/2018 - 08:17

sure

Excelchat Expert
10/03/2018 - 08:18

My apologies, but we are not supporting VBA at the moment.

Excelchat Expert
10/03/2018 - 08:18

I can help you by giving a generic code as text here which you can use in your excel work book after customizing it.

User
10/03/2018 - 08:19

ok

Excelchat Expert
10/03/2018 - 08:19

If you know how to use VBA, then I can give that code to you.

User
10/03/2018 - 08:19

yes I know vba

Excelchat Expert
10/03/2018 - 08:20

Great.

Excelchat Expert
10/03/2018 - 08:20

Just give me a minute.

User
10/03/2018 - 08:20

ok

Excelchat Expert
10/03/2018 - 08:23

Sub t()
Dim i As Integer, j As Integer, cmt As Comment
For i = 1 To 5 'row numbers where you want to check
For j = 2 To 5 'column where you want to check
With Cells(i, j)
Set cmt = .Comment
If Not cmt Is Nothing Then
Cells(i, 1).Interior.ColorIndex = 5 '5 is for blue
End If
End With
Next j
Next
Set cmt = Nothing
End Sub

Excelchat Expert
10/03/2018 - 08:23

Please use this code in your sheet and it should work fine. Please make changes where ever necessary.

Excelchat Expert
10/03/2018 - 08:24

I hope that answers your question.

User
10/03/2018 - 08:25

one moment

User
10/03/2018 - 08:26

so how do I only make column A yellow

User
10/03/2018 - 08:26

this formula seems to make the cell with comment yellow

User
10/03/2018 - 08:27

if I am not mistaken

Excelchat Expert
10/03/2018 - 08:27

No, if you see, the cell in row i and column 1 will make it blue. You have to change the color index for yellow.

Excelchat Expert
10/03/2018 - 08:27

for yellow that is 6.

Excelchat Expert
10/03/2018 - 08:28

You have to enter the above code in the respective sheet code page.

User
10/03/2018 - 08:29

ok

User
10/03/2018 - 08:29

but I cant see the reference to column A

Excelchat Expert
10/03/2018 - 08:29

column A is 1 in vba.

User
10/03/2018 - 08:29

ok

User
10/03/2018 - 08:29

got you

Excelchat Expert
10/03/2018 - 08:29

Great :)

Excelchat Expert
10/03/2018 - 08:29

I hope that answers your question.

User
10/03/2018 - 08:31

thanks

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