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I have multiple conditional formatting rules in one of my Google Sheets, I would like to disable a few of those rules for some time and would like to enable them again. But I don't see any such feature.

Is it possible to do this either in Google Sheets?

  • Is it possible No. Disabling the conditional formatting rule removes this rule. Make a copy of worksheet and remove formattings which you do not need. – Akina Apr 17 '19 at 9:44
  • I don't prefer doing that as this is a sheet that is shared with multiple people. Creating a copy would change the link of the file. This may not be a problem for SharePoint Excel files, but it is an issue with Google Spreadsheets. – Gangula Apr 17 '19 at 9:46
  • Add another condition to check the contents of a cell that is not used. When that cell Contains something in makes your condition false and the formatting does not get applied. If the cell is empty/blank the condition becomes true and provided the remainder of your conditional formatting is true the formatting gets applied – Forward Ed Apr 17 '19 at 11:24
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  • there isn't such functionality to switch off conditional formatting but you can do so by inserting ' in front of the formula:

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