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Hey! So I'm trying to highlight data in Column D that is next to highlighted data in Column E. Is there any wayâ?? I can make a conditional formatting rule for this?

Solved by Z. J. in 20 mins

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Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:27

Hello

User
08/06/2018 - 08:27

Hey

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:28

Thank you for your patience.

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:28

Can you share you file, if any and elaborate more on your requirement

User
08/06/2018 - 08:29

My document has sensitive details on it but I can give you an example on the sheet here

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:29

Yes, that would be great! and will help me to assist you.

User
08/06/2018 - 08:32

I'm working on excel so i dont have the same settings but I highlighted column b based on duplicate names

User
08/06/2018 - 08:32

and I want column C to highlight the adjacent cell

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:33

Let me understand it. Column B is highlighted on the basis of duplicate names.

User
08/06/2018 - 08:33

yup

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:33

and you want the adjacent cell to be highlighted in Column C

User
08/06/2018 - 08:33

yup

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:33

is that correct.

User
08/06/2018 - 08:33

yes

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:34

Conditional formatting does not work on the formatting of other cells.

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:34

But their can be a work around

User
08/06/2018 - 08:35

Okay any ideas?

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:36

Give me a min, since the highlight of column B is based on Duplicate

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:37

It is little tricky. Give me a minute and I will check if we can do this in some other manner

User
08/06/2018 - 08:37

thank you so much

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:38

The way around is

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:38

You have to add the filter to the data.

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:39

Do you know how to add filter?

User
08/06/2018 - 08:39

Yes

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:39

Please add filter to your data

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:40

then click on the small triangle next to the heading of the duplicate value cell - in this case Column B

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:41

Then sort by color - and select the color which you have for the duplicates.

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:41

not column B will show only Duplicate values

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:42

not select all the cells in column C and highlight them as per your requirement directly.

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:42

then remove the filter.

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:42

and it's done.

User
08/06/2018 - 08:42

How do you sort by color

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:43

Did you click on the small triangle next to the heading

User
08/06/2018 - 08:43

yup It say sort A-> Z or Z-> A

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:43

below that

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:43

Sort by Color

User
08/06/2018 - 08:44

Oh I got it!

User
08/06/2018 - 08:44

Thank you so so much!

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:44

Not sort

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:44

Filter by Color

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:44

Great!

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:44

Always happy to assist.

Excelchat Expert
08/06/2018 - 08:45

Hopefully, I have provided solution to you as per your satisfaction!

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