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I need to modify my formula below to automatically the change cell color to yellow if the result in result in cell H3 is greater than 30.
This formula is in cell H3
=IF(ISNUMBER(B3), TODAY()-B3, " ")

Solved by O. J. in 39 mins

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Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:09

Hello, I hope you are having a good day. I am here to help with your question.

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:10

Let me put those formulas in the sheets

User
23/08/2018 - 06:10

ok

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:12

so

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:12

Are you looking for a solution that works on Google Sheets or on Offline Excel?

User
23/08/2018 - 06:12

Looking for a solution that works on Excel from Microsoft 365.

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:12

ok

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:13

so now you get to highlight the cell bby using conditional formula

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:14

I will walk you through how to set it

User
23/08/2018 - 06:14

ok

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:15

In your excel please go to conditional formatting and new rule

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:16

Under select rule type, please select Use a formula to determine which cells to format

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:17

at the bottom where you see use a formula to determine which cells to format, please enter the formula =H3>30

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:17

and set the format below, which is to highlight in yellow

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:18

Now when you go to Manage rules, you can set to which range will this rule apply

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:18

I did that on your file and I will send a copy to you so that you can use it as referrence

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:19

Here you are

[Uploaded an Excel file]

User
23/08/2018 - 06:20

I am confused, how can I add that in to the formula I already have so it does it automatically each time.

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:20

please check this file

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:20

it is through conditional formatting

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:20

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Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:20

you can refer it anytime

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:20

so let me explain again

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:21

In your excel please go to conditional formatting and new rule

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:21

Under select rule type, please select Use a formula to determine which cells to format

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:21

at the bottom where you see use a formula to determine which cells to format, please enter the formula =H3>30

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:22

after the formula please click on format and fill in yellow

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:22

you can see the preview of what the format looks like

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:22

and when you go to Conditional formatting and Manage rules

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:23

Under show formatting rules for please select this worksheet

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:23

you will see the rule we just created

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:24

there will be a section Applies to where you can select cell H3

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:24

in the copy of excel sheet that I sent you, you can verify all this

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:25

and it does automatically everytime based on the value of the cell#

User
23/08/2018 - 06:25

OK, I think I understand now. I do not add it to my formula in cell H3.

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:25

indeed

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:25

but H3 needs to have the original formula

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:25

=IF(ISNUMBER(B3), TODAY()-B3, " ")

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:25

Would you have any other question for me related to this?

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:26

`Are you with me?

User
23/08/2018 - 06:26

Not at the moment, thank you VERY MUCH!!!

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:27

fantastic

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:27

I hope I answered your question satisfactorily. I would love to receive your feedback.

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:27

Have a fantastic day :)

User
23/08/2018 - 06:27

Yes, you answered my question correctly and you were wonderful! Thank you.

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:27

If you wish, you can end the question and proceed to rating.

User
23/08/2018 - 06:34

Got another question

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:34

go ahead

User
23/08/2018 - 06:36

After doing the conditional formatting, cell that don't have a date in the B column are showing up with a yellow highlight, even though the result in the H column is blank.

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:36

can you share the rule creted?

User
23/08/2018 - 06:37

Is there a way I can still upload my excel spreadsheet with you?

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:37

yes

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:37

with the button on the right of the chat

User
23/08/2018 - 06:38

OK, I attached it.

[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:38

opening

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:42

I will add another rule to bypass this

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:42

If the cell is blank I will remove formatting

User
23/08/2018 - 06:44

Ok, thank you. Lastly, can you show me a formula or rule to have this spreadsheet send me an email when a rental is over 30 days?

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:44

That needs VBA

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:45

The platform is restricted currently on the subject

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:46

I changed the formula sightly to help our cause

[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:47

Would you have any other question for me related to this?

User
23/08/2018 - 06:47

OK, great. What do I do to get help with the email situation, purchase another session?

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:47

No the platform has the restriction currently

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:48

We can give solutions related to excel only and without VBA

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:48

Currently it is out of scope but we are hoping that it comes soon

User
23/08/2018 - 06:48

OK, I understand, thank you for all your help.

Excelchat Expert
23/08/2018 - 06:49

You're welcome

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