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I need a conditional formula to highlight cells based off birth dates that are in a column which are under age 17

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User
16/04/2018 - 10:44

Hello?

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:44

Hello! How are you?

User
16/04/2018 - 10:44

I'm great, thank you

User
16/04/2018 - 10:44

I need help with a conditional formula

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:44

sure

User
16/04/2018 - 10:44

See excel sheet for example

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:45

Do you also need a YES/NO value under column B?

User
16/04/2018 - 10:45

Yes

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:48

Hi! Are you able to see the formula in column B?

User
16/04/2018 - 10:48

Yes I am! Thank you!

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:48

By the way, are you using Excel or Google Sheets?

User
16/04/2018 - 10:49

Exceel

User
16/04/2018 - 10:49

Excel*

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:49

Because the steps for conditional formatting might be a little different between the two

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:50

so which column would you like to apply the conditional formatting?

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:50

A or B or Both?

User
16/04/2018 - 10:50

column B

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:50

have you tried to copy the formula in your excel file?

User
16/04/2018 - 10:50

Yes I just did

User
16/04/2018 - 10:50

and it worked!

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:51

glad to hear that

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:51

now on the conditional formatting

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:51

highlight column B

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:51

go to Home>Conditional Formatting>New Rule

User
16/04/2018 - 10:52

Okay

User
16/04/2018 - 10:52

Doing that on excel now

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:53

Then follow this screenshot

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:53

Of course you have the flexibility on the Formatting should the condition be met

[Uploaded an Excel file]

User
16/04/2018 - 10:55

Wait so where do I put in the equation? The cell? And then drag it down to the rows I need it applied to?

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:56

No you just need to highlight the column and do the steps I mentioned above

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:57

once you are done it will apply automatically to the formerly selected cells in the column

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:57

so to reiterate:

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:58

Step 1 - Highlight/Select column which you want to apply the conditional formatting (in our example here is column B)

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:58

Step 2 - go to Home>Conditional Formatting>New Rule

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:59

Step 3 - Follow the screenshot above, click format and format according to your liking

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 10:59

Step 4 - Click OK and you should be done :)

User
16/04/2018 - 11:00

I did that

User
16/04/2018 - 11:00

But in those steps where do I put this formula: =IF(and(INT((Now()-A2)/365)>=13,INT((Now()-A2)/365)<=17),"YES","NO") ?

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 11:01

Next to your DOB

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 11:01

wait, let me clarify again - is the column "Is Patient Minor aged 13-17" an existing column in your sheet?

User
16/04/2018 - 11:01

Yes

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 11:02

then you put the formula there

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 11:02

and next is you select the whole column "Is Patient Minor aged 13-17"

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 11:02

*also as a correction - kindly change the value in the screenshot to YES instead of NO

User
16/04/2018 - 11:03

OKay got it!

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 11:03

[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 11:03

so Cell Value > equal to > YES

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 11:03

apologies for that error on my part

User
16/04/2018 - 11:04

No worries and if I added a column to include anyone under 17 what would that look like?

User
16/04/2018 - 11:05

Not just between 13-17

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 11:06

Please see formula in column C

User
16/04/2018 - 11:06

Perfect! Thank you so much!

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 11:06

You're welcome

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 11:07

Is it okay if I mark this problem as ANSWERED?

User
16/04/2018 - 11:07

Yes! Thank you

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 11:07

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Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 11:07

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Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 11:08

Thank you very much! And see you again on your next excel conundrum :)

Excelchat Expert
16/04/2018 - 11:11

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