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Is there an actual function that changes cell colour rather than Conditional Formatting? It wouldn't work in this situation. I basically have an IF statement and I want the TRUE result to be the colour of the cell changing. Ive tried setting it to "1", then setting a rule where all "1" become that colour, but nothing happens. I've tried it with and without the quotations.

Solved by F. J. in 28 mins

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Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:02

Welcome, Thanks for choosing Got It Pro-Excel.

User
31/05/2018 - 12:02

Hello! Sorry, was confused how to use the chat

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:02

Don't worry, now here we are.

User
31/05/2018 - 12:02

Is there a function that would work here?

User
31/05/2018 - 12:03

I'm making a function to track the timezones of people. Can I post it in the preview?

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:03

Yeah please do

User
31/05/2018 - 12:04

Basically,it works out the current time in every time zone. So someone just needs to type there name in A and timezone in B, and it displays their time in every zone

User
31/05/2018 - 12:05

Wait, hang on

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:05

Okay.

User
31/05/2018 - 12:05

Well, just realised that I dont need the if statements and can just display the time in each one, so just ignore that

User
31/05/2018 - 12:06

But basically I want to have it so that the person's ACTUAL timezone is highlighted

User
31/05/2018 - 12:06

So, if B = BST, colour C

User
31/05/2018 - 12:07

So a function that just checks if it's the same as the value of BX and sets the colour if it is

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:09

How can we know that the time for the Timezone is correct?

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:10

In cell C2 as a header should it be BST or Time?

User
31/05/2018 - 12:10

BST. It will list all timezones there

User
31/05/2018 - 12:10

so, like:

User
31/05/2018 - 12:11

like that

User
31/05/2018 - 12:11

then the Now function can just be changed by adding/subtracting hours for each timezone

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:11

So we basically need to highlight the correct column for each row.

User
31/05/2018 - 12:11

Yeah, basically.

User
31/05/2018 - 12:12

That would be the ideal

User
31/05/2018 - 12:12

So that you can see that person's acrual timezone in the list more easily

User
31/05/2018 - 12:14

So is there a function I can use to change the cell colour?

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:15

Yeah,

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:15

In fact conditional formatting can work.

User
31/05/2018 - 12:15

How?

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:15

Let me formulate it for you.

User
31/05/2018 - 12:15

Okay, ty!

User
31/05/2018 - 12:20

You found something? Only 1 minute left D:

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:20

Allow the time extension.

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:20

Yeah I am almost done.

User
31/05/2018 - 12:20

How? i think I canceled it

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:21

You should have not.

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:21

Even though it ends, you will still get the results.

User
31/05/2018 - 12:21

Oh, okay. And then I can add my card details whenever and get more sessions?

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:22

Yeah

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:26

The formula used is:

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:26

=IF(INDIRECT(ADDRESS(ROW(),COLUMN($B$1)))=INDIRECT(ADDRESS(ROW($A$2),COLUMN())),1,0)

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:27

Go to conditional formatting and then choose new rule.

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:27

In the formula box, enter the formula I have given you.

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:27

Ensure to change the range where it is being applied so that it matches with you data.

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:28

$A$2 - This implies the row of the data with column headers.

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:28

$B$1 - The column of Timezone

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:29

Ensure they have absolute reference.

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:29

Remember the formula is applied after selecting the whole data which you want to apply the conditional formatting.

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:30

Next time ensure you accept time extension prompt in your screen so that you can be able to chat with us.

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:30

If this does not solve the problem, kindly let us know. Thank you.

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 12:30

It was my pleasure helping you solve this problem. Any time you have a problem with Excel do not hesitate to come back for help. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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