Excel - SUM Function Problem - Expert Solution

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In excel how do I activate an object based on a value from a cell. I'm wanting an arrow to appear based on a value in a cell that has been returned from the sum (formula) of a range of cells. I'm trying to teach myself to code and I'm very much at the beginning stage
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Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:09
Hi
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:09
Welcome to Got it Pro
User 05/08/2018 - 12:09
Thanks
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:09
do you have any excel sheet?
User 05/08/2018 - 12:10
i'm working on one, yes
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:10
Please share it with me
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:10
and explain your criteria for arrows
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:11
Are you there?
User 05/08/2018 - 12:12
Yes, I don't have a spreadsheet that I can share that shows my problem
User 05/08/2018 - 12:12
Is there some simple code to be able to get an arrow to appear when a formula calculates a number?
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:13
ok fine.
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:13
let me work on it and share you the result
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:13
Is this fine
User 05/08/2018 - 12:13
For example, if a cell calculates the total "6" from a range of cells, will the value of 6 trigger the activation of the arrow to appear?
User 05/08/2018 - 12:14
Yes please
User 05/08/2018 - 12:15
Yes, so F1:8 are the tallies of the preceding rows
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:15
yes
User 05/08/2018 - 12:15
What happens now?
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:16
One minute
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:16
I wills share the excel file
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:16
FYI
[Uploaded an Excel file]
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:17
I just sent you the excel sheet please check and confirm
User 05/08/2018 - 12:17
Yes, I have it
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:18
Ok.. Are you able to see the icons based on the Total Value
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:18
with different colors
User 05/08/2018 - 12:18
Yes
User 05/08/2018 - 12:18
Yes
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:18
Is it fine...
User 05/08/2018 - 12:18
At teh moment they are all gree
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:18
No.
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:19
Dont look at the google sheet
User 05/08/2018 - 12:19
They have all disappeared now
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:19
I sent you one excel sheet please download and check
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:19
FYI
[Uploaded an Excel file]
User 05/08/2018 - 12:19
Yes, sorry, I have it open now.
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:20
No issues
User 05/08/2018 - 12:20
I can see the conditional formatting in each row alongside the tally
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:21
yes...
User 05/08/2018 - 12:21
but I'm looking for an inserted arrow as an object
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:21
Oh ok...
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:21
Give me two minutes please extend the time
User 05/08/2018 - 12:21
How do I do that?
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:22
It will ask you to do close to three minutes
User 05/08/2018 - 12:23
will there be an option to extend beyond?
User 05/08/2018 - 12:25
are you there?
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:25
yes
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:25
Please extend the time
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:25
Ya got it
User 05/08/2018 - 12:25
I've extended the time
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:25
for object first you have to insert the arrows
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:25
then you have to change the colors based on the value
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:25
it will not automatically come
User 05/08/2018 - 12:28
Can you see the graph that I have added?
User 05/08/2018 - 12:28
and the rows that I have added?
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:28
No
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:28
I am not able to see anything
User 05/08/2018 - 12:28
I have placed them in the same spreadsheet that you sent me. Is that no longer working?
User 05/08/2018 - 12:29
I'm wanting a different arrowl to appear for each number that appears
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:29
Please send me the excel
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:29
thats not google sheet
User 05/08/2018 - 12:29
Is it better to paste it in google sheet?
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:30
ok
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:30
paste it
User 05/08/2018 - 12:30
It doesn't seem to want to paste in google sheet, I'm now uploading the spreadsheet
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:31
ok
User 05/08/2018 - 12:31
Have you received it?
[Uploaded an Excel file]
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:32
yes
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:32
one minute let me open the sheet
User 05/08/2018 - 12:32
ok
User 05/08/2018 - 12:33
I have worked out how to get an arrow to appear and disappear using coding, but I don't know how to do this based on a value from a cell
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:34
coding?
User 05/08/2018 - 12:34
Yes, vba
User 05/08/2018 - 12:34
using the developer tool
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:34
I got your shet
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:34
*sheet
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:35
you have highlighed in red arrow
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:35
We will not support VBA
User 05/08/2018 - 12:35
I'm confused
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:35
I will do it now and send you
User 05/08/2018 - 12:35
It is in excel
User 05/08/2018 - 12:36
What do you mean you don't support vba???
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:37
We will not support VBA only excel formulas
User 05/08/2018 - 12:38
but the developer is part of excel, how can you not support it. Does this mean you can't help me?
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:38
Are you expecting using VBA coding?
User 05/08/2018 - 12:38
I'm using the coding that the on-line tutorials for excel tell you to use
User 05/08/2018 - 12:38
I was of the understanding it is vba
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:39
oh ok.
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:39
will use custom shapes for your case
User 05/08/2018 - 12:40
Yes
User 05/08/2018 - 12:40
That's what the arrow is, a custom shape
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:40
wait...two minute
User 05/08/2018 - 12:40
ok
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:44
Going to finish
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:44
please extend the time
User 05/08/2018 - 12:45
What do you mean?
User 05/08/2018 - 12:45
Yes, sorry I have extended the time
User 05/08/2018 - 12:51
Are you still there?
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:53
yes
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:53
but for arrow its not coming
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:53
only square shapes its coming
User 05/08/2018 - 12:53
I'm not sure what you mean?
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:55
FYI
[Uploaded an Excel file]
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:55
Just download this sheet and check
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:56
There are two sheets
User 05/08/2018 - 12:57
I've received the sheet and I can see the table
User 05/08/2018 - 12:57
I can see the data chart as well
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:57
yes
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:57
This is how we can do the custom shapes
User 05/08/2018 - 12:58
How do i use the score to have a custom shape, like an arrow, appear
User 05/08/2018 - 12:59
All I want to do is get an image to appear and disappear from the value of an integer
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:59
No it is not possibel
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:59
image is it?
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 12:59
ok one minute will tell you another method
User 05/08/2018 - 01:00
I know it is possible, but it is just needs a specific code. It will be based on a range of numbers, I'm just not sure how to write the code.
User 05/08/2018 - 01:00
Thank you for your help. I really appreciate your time.
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 01:00
give me two minutes
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 01:01
I will give you another method
User 05/08/2018 - 01:01
Do you use the developer add-on in excel?
User 05/08/2018 - 01:02
Is there a way I can be passed on to someone who uses the developer tool?
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 01:05
No.
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 01:05
We are not authorized to use VBA
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 01:05
Sorry for the inconvenience
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 01:05
Our system itself will not allow us to generate the code
User 05/08/2018 - 01:05
No problem, I really appreciate your time. Thank you once again!
Excelchat Expert 05/08/2018 - 01:06
Thanks for your patience and please connect with us again for any excel queries not excel vba queries

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