# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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IF A1 is greater than 2hrs from B2 so make that row red
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Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:25
Hi
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:25
It's pleasure to help you today.
User 28/08/2018 - 07:26
If A1 is greater than 2hrs from B2 then make the whole row red
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:26
You want to have red colour entire row (first row or second row)?
User 28/08/2018 - 07:27
?
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:27
Hi, I am here.
User 28/08/2018 - 07:27
If A1 is greater than 2hrs from B2 then make the whole row red
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:27
Ok. Please create the sample in the preview.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:29
Ok. I see the times are in C1 and E1.
User 28/08/2018 - 07:29
If C1 is greater than 2hrs from E1 then make the whole row red
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:29
Ok.
User 28/08/2018 - 07:29
thnx, please do it fast
User 28/08/2018 - 07:30
it's a conditional formatting
User 28/08/2018 - 07:30
required
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:30
yes. I am working on it. Please give me few minutes, while working.
User 28/08/2018 - 07:30
ok
User 28/08/2018 - 07:31
13 Mint left
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:33
=C\$1>d\$1+time(2,0,0)
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:33
This is the logic, I am following.
User 28/08/2018 - 07:33
ok
User 28/08/2018 - 07:34
come on 10 mint
User 28/08/2018 - 07:34
left
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:34
You can extend the session. No Problem. I am working on it. I have applied the formiula. It is not picking up correctly in Google sheets.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:35
I am working on local excel file.
User 28/08/2018 - 07:35
OK bro
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:36
=\$C1>\$D1+time(2,0,0)
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:37
Please refer the formula. "\$" fixing location is important. Please check in preview.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:37
I have used custom formula option in conditional formatting.
User 28/08/2018 - 07:37
How you apply on conditional formatting
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:38
and applied over A1:Z1000. You can change the column of your wish.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:38
In Home menu, there is an conditional formatting option.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:38
Please click on that.
User 28/08/2018 - 07:38
hy
User 28/08/2018 - 07:38
M here
User 28/08/2018 - 07:39
wait let me send you the ss
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:39
Click on New Rule.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:39
And select the last option using custom formula.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:39
And enter the formula provided.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:39
Change the applied range as A1:Z1000 or the range you are looking for.
User 28/08/2018 - 07:40
Please check the attachment
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Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:40
[Uploaded an Excel file]
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:41
Fix F column.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:41
and J.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:41
Change F\$1 to \$F1
User 28/08/2018 - 07:42
Wait let me check
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:42
=\$F1>\$J1+Time(2,0,0)
User 28/08/2018 - 07:44
Its make whole row red
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:45
Yes. What is the range you are looking for red? You can change the range A1:Z1000
User 28/08/2018 - 07:45
Check Attachment
[Uploaded an Excel file]
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:45
Please change the formula first.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:46
=\$F5>\$J5+Time(2,0,0)
User 28/08/2018 - 07:46
Already did
User 28/08/2018 - 07:46
ok
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:46
I hope, the range starts from row 5.
User 28/08/2018 - 07:46
Ye
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:46
And when you are applying the conditional formatting from 5th row, you have to change formula includes 5th row only.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:47
As, it is starting point.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:47
I hope, you got the answer as you are looking for by applying the range from 5th row.
User 28/08/2018 - 07:48
please add one more thing if anyone of the coloumn is blank or less than two hrs then no formatting
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:49
=and(\$F5>\$J5+Time(2,0,0)\$F5<>"",\$J5<>"")
User 28/08/2018 - 07:49
wait let me apply this
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:49
Change the formula to above. It will check when both columns have data and checks the 2 hours slot.
User 28/08/2018 - 07:50
didn't work bro
User 28/08/2018 - 07:51
Didn't work please check once from your end
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:51
Please check in the preview.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:51
I have applied the same logic.
User 28/08/2018 - 07:52
Check on sheet
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:52
=and(\$C5>\$D5+time(2,0,0),\$C5<>"",\$E5<>"")
User 28/08/2018 - 07:53
Check C5 and E5 difference
User 28/08/2018 - 07:53
it's not more than 2hrs
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:53
I am checking.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:53
Ok.
User 28/08/2018 - 07:54
Please check and update
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:57
=and((\$C5-\$E5)*24>2,\$C5<>"",\$E5<>"")
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 07:57
You can try this formula as shown in preview.
User 28/08/2018 - 07:59
Did n't on my sheet, wait let me share a SS
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:00
What is the formula applied at your end?
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:00
Please change C, E to your columns F and J.
User 28/08/2018 - 08:00
Check this
[Uploaded an Excel file]
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:01
Please change the columns names C, E to F, J
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:01
=and((\$F5-\$J5)*24>2,\$F5<>"",\$J5<>"")
User 28/08/2018 - 08:02
let me check
User 28/08/2018 - 08:05
Didn't work damm
User 28/08/2018 - 08:05
should I share a sheet with you
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:05
Please share the file.
User 28/08/2018 - 08:05
Here only
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:05
Ok.
User 28/08/2018 - 08:05
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1w3VwggQ_cujUdck8FUvjDN90Tk-6XQc67VjgJC0-Dzs/edit#gid=0
User 28/08/2018 - 08:06
Check it
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:06
Please open the permissions to all.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:06
We are not supposed to ask for requests.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:08
Hi, there?
User 28/08/2018 - 08:10
Yes
User 28/08/2018 - 08:10
Sorry
User 28/08/2018 - 08:10
Was wrongly close
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:10
Ok.
User 28/08/2018 - 08:10
I did to public
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:10
Change the sharing settings and set as anyone.
User 28/08/2018 - 08:10
please open the sheet
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:10
Ok.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:11
I am referring the file.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:12
F<J.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:13
You have provided me the condition that F>J. Please change the time in F more than J+2
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:14
Hi, there?
User 28/08/2018 - 08:14
Bro mean to say if there is a difference between more than 2hrs in F and J make it red
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:14
I can't change.
User 28/08/2018 - 08:14
is a condtion
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:14
Ok.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:14
Then, use absolute formula.
User 28/08/2018 - 08:14
Please do it
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:15
=and(abs(\$F5-\$J5)*24>2,\$F5<>"",\$J5<>"")
User 28/08/2018 - 08:15
Wait
User 28/08/2018 - 08:17
I have one more query thnx alot for this man, you really did a good job
User 28/08/2018 - 08:17
how to freeze time
User 28/08/2018 - 08:17
mean now
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:17
Great to hear.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:17
Thank you.
User 28/08/2018 - 08:17
now()
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:17
Have a great day ahead.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:18
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User 28/08/2018 - 08:18
Um ok
User 28/08/2018 - 08:18
thnx buddy
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:18
You are welcome.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:18
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Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:19
Please visit Got IT Pro for new queries.
User 28/08/2018 - 08:19
Can I get your instagram or Fb account name
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:19
I am sorry. We can's share personal details.
User 28/08/2018 - 08:20
Wait
User 28/08/2018 - 08:20
Bro
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:20
Please visit Got It Pro for new queries. or approach helpdesk in the website for any additional queries.
User 28/08/2018 - 08:20
I think It's not done at all
User 28/08/2018 - 08:20
just give me a seconf
User 28/08/2018 - 08:20
second
User 28/08/2018 - 08:21
Can you open that sheet again and check it
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:22
Hi, We have checked the condition? What is the problem you are facing?
User 28/08/2018 - 08:22
After apply this my rest of formula in sheet didn't work
User 28/08/2018 - 08:22
can you please check
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:23
Yes. I have opened the file.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:23
It is just conditional formatting that is applied.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:24
So, it is not related to the problem with formulas. I have provided formula to check F and J column times.
User 28/08/2018 - 08:24
Bro but it's related with this query only
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:24
I have only view only permission.
Excelchat Expert 28/08/2018 - 08:24
I have not touched the sheet.

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