# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I was wondering if there was a code to preset a Color Fill (8 different color choices) in a cell, and the color chosen would be determined based on a range of numbers? For example, Maroon would be filled if the number entered was from 45-70; Red would be 36-44; Yellow 28-35 etc.
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Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:39
Hello :)
User 20/06/2018 - 09:39
Hi! Thank you for trying to help me :)
Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:39
I understand you would like to conditionally format a cell for specific colors based on the number in that cell correct?
User 20/06/2018 - 09:40
Yes, a preset color with a preset set of numbers
User 20/06/2018 - 09:40
I dont know if that kind of code exists though
Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:40
Yup, so I will let you choose the colors, but I can show you how to code it.
Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:41
What are your ranges/colors?
User 20/06/2018 - 09:41
This will take a moment to type up, one second
Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:43
Sure, I'll be here when you're ready
User 20/06/2018 - 09:45
Purple - 0 to 10; Dark Blue - 10.1 to 17; Light Blue - 17.1 to 22; Dark Green - 22.1 to 27; Light Green - 27.1 to 34; Yellow - 34.1 to 37; Light Red - 37.1 to 45; Dark Red - 45.1 to 70
Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:49
Okay, I'll use the ranges you sent to create the formatting.
Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:49
I'll send you a link so you can see the changes as I make them.
User 20/06/2018 - 09:49
Thank you! :D
Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:50
User 20/06/2018 - 09:50
Got it!
Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:50
Perfect.
User 20/06/2018 - 09:55
Sorry, im not sure that im following along with the functions/coding
Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:55
I'll show you the code after I have it complete.
Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:55
It will be in Data Validation.
Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:56
You do see that it is working so far though right?
User 20/06/2018 - 09:56
I see that there are numbers being entered into a cell, and a color being applied after.
User 20/06/2018 - 09:56
I dont know what is happening behind the scene though
User 20/06/2018 - 09:57
Also will you be able to show me after the session ends? Or will that be it
Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:57
I'm not changing the color, the formula is.
Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:57
oh, please extend the session
User 20/06/2018 - 09:57
Ohhhh
Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:57
It should be at the top right
Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:57
in this chat
User 20/06/2018 - 09:58
Im not sure how to
Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:58
I'll leave instructions on the link
Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:58
for the formulas.
User 20/06/2018 - 09:58
Oh thank you so much!
Excelchat Expert 20/06/2018 - 09:58
In the meantime, please change cell A10 to play with the numbers that I have done already

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