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Formula that with format (green/red) a cell in column A based on date in columns C,E,G being less than 30 days old, but only to consider columns C,E,G in formatting if their corresponding labels in columns B, D, F have an entry. (Column A is a status indicator; Columns B,D,F are entries; and columns C,E,G are dates) (i.e A returns green if B,D, or F have entries and C,E,G have dates less than 30 days old. If D has an entry, but B and F don't, then A would still be green as long has C has a date less than 30 days old. A returns red if any of the labels in B,D,F either don't have a date or have a date older than 30 days)

Solved by Z. C. in 41 mins

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Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 10:33

Hi! How are you?

User
04/10/2018 - 10:33

good

Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 10:34

That's good to hear. You seem to be needing help with conditional formatting. I can help you with that.

Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 10:34

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Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 10:34

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

User
04/10/2018 - 10:35

I've gotten a conditional format to work if all date columns have date older than 30 days. I now want the conditional formatting to apply only if the corresponding labels colum,ns have an entry.

Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 10:36

Alright. Can we do a sample data in the document preview on the right please?

User
04/10/2018 - 10:39

this work?

User
04/10/2018 - 10:39

top would be red because dates are older than 30 days

User
04/10/2018 - 10:39

2nd would be green becasue all are less than 30 days

User
04/10/2018 - 10:40

3rd would be green becasue E doesn't need date due to D being blank

Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 10:40

Yes. Thank you. What is the reference date to determine how old the days are?

User
04/10/2018 - 10:41

current date

User
04/10/2018 - 10:42

4th would be red becasue G need a date due to F having label

Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 10:42

Got it.

User
04/10/2018 - 10:43

think that that captures it

User
04/10/2018 - 10:43

the color formatting would just be for the corresponding cells in column A

Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 10:44

Thank you. I will now start working on a formula for the conditional formatting

User
04/10/2018 - 10:45

thank you

Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 10:50

Hi, thanks for the extension.

Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 11:06

Hi! I am almost done.

Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 11:06

Wrapping it up now

Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 11:09

Hi! Could you please check Rows 1 to 8 please?

User
04/10/2018 - 11:10

kk

Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 11:10

You can try playing around with the values and see if they are returning the correct color for A.

User
04/10/2018 - 11:11

looks great

User
04/10/2018 - 11:11

I've been trying this for a couple hours lol

Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 11:12

I happy to be of help.

Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 11:12

You may check the conditional formatting by downloading a copy of this file.

User
04/10/2018 - 11:12

kk, will do. thank you very much

Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 11:12

Go to File>Download As>Microsoft Excel

User
04/10/2018 - 11:13

got it. thanks

Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 11:13

Basically, the formula employed is same with column K. :)

Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 11:13

Sure.

Excelchat Expert
04/10/2018 - 11:13

Let me know if you have any clarification on the solution provided.

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04/10/2018 - 11:14

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User
04/10/2018 - 11:15

nope. looks great

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