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I need a formula in conditional formatting to shade cell O4 blue if cell F4 contains part of "District Active Support Member"

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Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:35

Hello

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:35

Welcome to Excelchat, I see that your question is about conditional formatting.

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:35

I can help you with that problem.

User
19/09/2018 - 11:36

Hi I should be able to as well but cant nail this one

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:36

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Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:36

Ok.

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:36

Let me ask you a couple of quick questions to make sure I fully understand your problem.

User
19/09/2018 - 11:37

ok

User
19/09/2018 - 11:37

ok

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:37

F4 should contain "District Active Support Member" then O4 to turn blue?

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:37

is that correct?

User
19/09/2018 - 11:38

Only part of the text string eg Active Support

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:38

so what all possibilities are there?

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:39

1. District Active

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:39

2. Active Support.

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:39

3. Support Member

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:39

should we consider single words too?

User
19/09/2018 - 11:40

Just that so that I can isolate other roles in fifferent cells

User
19/09/2018 - 11:41

It will always be two words

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:41

so 3 possibilities only then?

User
19/09/2018 - 11:41

No one possibility only

User
19/09/2018 - 11:42

But not the whole string

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:42

As you mentioned - Only part of the text string eg Active Support

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:43

So only possibility will be Active Support?

User
19/09/2018 - 11:43

yes

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:43

Ok.

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:43

Understood.

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:44

Should I guide you on how to do it or should I do it on a excel file and send it to you?

User
19/09/2018 - 11:44

Do it on an excel file please

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:44

Ok

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:45

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User
19/09/2018 - 11:45

Thank you

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:49

Please find attach the required file.

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Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:49

Kindly confirm this is what was required.

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:52

Are you still there?

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:52

Let me explain how this conditional formatting works.

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:53

I have selected O4 - conditional Formatting under Home tab

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:53

New Rule - Use of formula to determine which cell to format.

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:54

Then using this formula in the conditional formatting.

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:54

=SEARCH("Active Support",$F$4)

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:54

then selecting Format and select the Fill option and chose blue color.

Excelchat Expert
19/09/2018 - 11:55

Click Ok. Click Apply.

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