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I need help with conditional formatting. I would like to highlight cells based on a "yes/no" value rather than numeric digits.

Solved by V. J. in 16 mins

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Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:41

Hi

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:41

Welcome to Got IT Pro.

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:41

Please share the sample info.

User
08/08/2018 - 08:41

Hello

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:41

You want to highlight the rows based on Yes/ No?

User
08/08/2018 - 08:42

That is correct

User
08/08/2018 - 08:42

Can I provide a quick example on the spreadsheet screen?

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:42

Can you please provide sample info in the preview?

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:42

So, i can apply conditional formatting based on it.

User
08/08/2018 - 08:42

Of course, one moment please

User
08/08/2018 - 08:44

If I wanted to highlight the individual's name based on the yes/no rather than than say payment deposit, how would I do that?

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:45

Ok. I can highlight Yes with green and No with Red?

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:46

Please check it.

User
08/08/2018 - 08:46

That is correct (sorry, forgot to mention)

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:46

=$C1="Yes"

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:46

Here is the conditional custom formula that is applied.

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:47

And for No, =$C1="No"

User
08/08/2018 - 08:48

Would it always start with =$C1? If my data table started at row 7

User
08/08/2018 - 08:49

Would that mean I start with =$C7?

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:49

Yes that is right and applied range also starts at A7:C1000

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:49

Start row is also 7 in the applied range.

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:49

You can change 1000 to any number you wish.

User
08/08/2018 - 08:50

That makes sense

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:50

Hope you are able to achieve this.

User
08/08/2018 - 08:50

Can you please guide me through this one more time? I wanted to see where you clicked to apply the conditional formatting. It didn't show up too well on my end.

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:51

Hope, you are using Excel and Not Google sheets?

User
08/08/2018 - 08:51

Yes, I am using excel

User
08/08/2018 - 08:51

There is a conditional formatting function

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:51

In Home menu, there is conditional formatting.

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:52

Please select the range first before clicking on the conditional formatting.

User
08/08/2018 - 08:52

I was trying to use the "highlight cell rules"

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:52

And then choose new rule or custom formula

User
08/08/2018 - 08:52

Would the range be the column itself, or the entire table?

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:52

You have to use custom formula. As Yes / No is in column C and highlight is from A to C.

User
08/08/2018 - 08:52

It looked like it was the entire table when you did it here

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:53

I have selected A to C.

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:53

And custom formula.

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:53

In you case, you have to choose from A7 onwards.

User
08/08/2018 - 08:53

Ah, ok

User
08/08/2018 - 08:54

I think I was selecting the wrong "range" the entire time

User
08/08/2018 - 08:54

And also forgot the quotation marks around the value

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:54

Ok. Based on your selection, the formula will change.

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:54

Ok. Yes and No are strings.

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:54

So, you have to apply double quotes.

User
08/08/2018 - 08:56

Thank you so much for taking the time to teach me. I really appreciated it!

User
08/08/2018 - 08:56

You're a good teacher :)

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:56

You are welcome.

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:56

That is great appreciation.

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08/08/2018 - 08:56

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Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:56

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08/08/2018 - 08:56

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User
08/08/2018 - 08:56

Same to you. Thank you so much again & have a wonderful day.

User
08/08/2018 - 08:56

Perfect rating

User
08/08/2018 - 08:56

Thank you!

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 08:57

Thank you.

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