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Column A contains name of participants.
Column B contains the binary info of whether the participant won. If won, then 1, if lost, 0.
So, if I assign 1 to column B(meaning the participant won), I want the cell in column A&B to be highlighted in green.
Used Conditional formatting. But unable to assign this rule to all participants at once. Instead, I have to conditional format every participant.

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Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:02

Hello! How are you?

User
26/08/2018 - 08:03

Hi.

User
26/08/2018 - 08:03

So, any idea how to deal with this?

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:03

Looks like you need help with conditional formatting... Is it possible for you to share your worksheet with me?

User
26/08/2018 - 08:03

I can't share the worksheet.

User
26/08/2018 - 08:03

But if you allow me to edit the document, I could add in.

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:03

Sure. Thanks

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:04

A couple of sample data would be fine :)

User
26/08/2018 - 08:04

Now, I assigned the winners with 1, and the loser/s with 0.

User
26/08/2018 - 08:05

I want the winner rows to be automatically highlighted with green.

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:05

both a and b right?

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:05

Okay, one moment

User
26/08/2018 - 08:05

Yeah. But want to do it at once.

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:05

Like this?

User
26/08/2018 - 08:05

Not seperately conditional formatting the concerned rows.

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:06

Try entering new entries to the columns

User
26/08/2018 - 08:06

Great, it works!

User
26/08/2018 - 08:06

It works!

User
26/08/2018 - 08:06

Thanks.

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:07

By the way, are you using Excel or Google sheet?

User
26/08/2018 - 08:07

So, what is the method?

User
26/08/2018 - 08:07

Exel

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:08

Okay, so for excel - just highlight the columns you would like to apply the conditional formula. In our case, columns A and B

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:08

Go to Home>Conditional Formatting > New Rule

User
26/08/2018 - 08:08

ya

User
26/08/2018 - 08:09

And?

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:09

One moment

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:09

I'll send you a screenshot

User
26/08/2018 - 08:09

ok

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:09

Follow this screenshot please

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Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:10

So Select a Rule Type > Use a formula....

User
26/08/2018 - 08:10

And then add that formula?

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:10

and in the formula bar type =$B1=1

User
26/08/2018 - 08:10

and drag it down?

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:10

No more dragging required

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:11

As you may see, the conditional formula is pegged to the value of column B (notice the $ before B)

User
26/08/2018 - 08:11

Oh. because we highlighted the entire columns and its pegged

User
26/08/2018 - 08:11

ok

User
26/08/2018 - 08:11

let me just try it

User
26/08/2018 - 08:11

one sec

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:11

so for any of the rows where the value of the corresponding cell in B equals 1, the conditional formatting will be activated

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:11

Sure. Take your time :)

User
26/08/2018 - 08:12

Yes! It is working fine! Thank you very much!

User
26/08/2018 - 08:12

Have a nice day!

Excelchat Expert
26/08/2018 - 08:12

Happy to hear that!

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