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I need to subtract two dates and if the numerical answer is less than 30 I need to Conditionally format one particular column to turn red on each one of those scenarios.

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Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:10

Hi there!

User
26/07/2018 - 04:10

DESCRIPTION:
I need to subtract two dates and if the numerical answer is less than 30 I need to Conditionally format one particular column to turn red on each one of those scenarios.

User
26/07/2018 - 04:10

did you see that question

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:10

So you need to subtract two cells that are dates, and if the result is less than 30 days, then that cell needs to be colored red?

User
26/07/2018 - 04:11

sure

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:11

Yep sure did - do you have a file you would like me to add this logic to?

User
26/07/2018 - 04:11

no

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:11

Are you using Excel or google sheets?

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:12

Ah perfect thank you

User
26/07/2018 - 04:12

Excel

User
26/07/2018 - 04:12

Show me how to turn column C red when C Minus B is less than 30

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:12

You will have to go into the conditional formatting menu within Excel to set up that part, but I can walk you through it

User
26/07/2018 - 04:13

k im there

User
26/07/2018 - 04:13

ok im there

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:14

Sorry. I am just creating it on my end.

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:14

Go to "New Rule"

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:14

Then "Use a Formula"

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:14

and then if you can give me a minute I will get you the rest.

User
26/07/2018 - 04:14

k

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:15

do you have just one cell selected right now? C3, for instance?

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:15

or the entire column?

User
26/07/2018 - 04:15

column

User
26/07/2018 - 04:16

c

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:16

can you please just select a single cell

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:16

The first date in your file on the right

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:16

then go back into the conditionmal format menu

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:16

new rule, use formula

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:17

sorry one second

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:18

=B2-A2<30

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:19

if you're in a different row other than 2

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:19

then change the number to whatever row you're in

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:19

perhaps 1

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:19

=B1-A1<30

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:20

it might be =C1-B1<30 if your data is in columns B and C

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:20

then you have to select a color that you want to use as the formatting

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:20

Click format, then select the red cell fill

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:21

Let me know if you get what I mean!

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:21

I can always send you a test file of this completed if you'd like

User
26/07/2018 - 04:23

how do i copy the conditional format

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:24

do you see the "Format Painter" button on the top left side of the screen?

User
26/07/2018 - 04:24

yep

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:24

make sure you have the cell selected, then click that painter button

Excelchat Expert
26/07/2018 - 04:24

then select all of the other cells and it will "paint" the format

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