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How do I use conditional formatting on one column based on certain characters in another column?

When column D has a hyphen (-) in it, I want the fill color in column H to change. What is the custom formula for that?
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Google Sheets apply conditionnal formatting for each column

I'd like to highlight the max value in each column. Example : A B C 1 50 12 60% 2 20 84 50% 3 38 20 15% Here A1, B2, C1 will be highlighted. So I know how to do that for 1 ...
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Conditional Formatting in Google Sheets

The shorter question to spare you from reading more than you need to I have a few different formulas for use in conditional formatting with custom formula in Google sheets. They are all roughly 1100 ...
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What formula could I use for conditional formatting to highlight cells in Column B if the text in Column A has a link in it?

I want to easily see what text in Column A has a link in it by looking at Column B.
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highlight if value is duplicate and corresponding cell of all other duplicates is blank

I have a list of clients who contacted us. We need to get back to them. I would like to format if: They appear twice in the list (got that) and We have not gotten back to them in any of their ...
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Query matching two columns to three columns

I have 5 Columns divided in two groups. The first column of the first contains the name of a fruit (Pear, apple or peach) and the second its price (1 -> 5). In the other group, I also have the name ...
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Conditional Formatting based on another sheet, tying a value to a colour, Google Sheets

Does anyone know how I'd be able to make a specific value always appear with the same formatting & colour in my sheet, based on another tab in the sheet? The spreadsheet I'm trying to do this on ...
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Change cell colour based on another cell containing text

I am new to Google Sheets and trying to create a custom formula in conditional formatting. Looking to see if someone would be kind enough to help. The picture below is a sample size of two list of ...
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Conditional formatting custom formula not working in google sheets

custom formula is: "=COUNTIF($B1:$B100,"month")>1." I tried also: "=COUNTIF($B1:$B100,"month")>1" =COUNTIF($B1:$B100,"month")>1 ="COUNTIF($B1:$B100,"month")>1" I know it shouldn't work ...
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Is there a way to conditionally format border styles in Google Sheets?

The title says it all. I have some conditional formatting rules, it seems I'm limited to some basic formatting options; Is there any workaround to apply further formatting options (such as border)?
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Copy conditional formula to separate columns GoogleSheets

I've got a simple conditional formula to make cell green if there is more than X not empty fields. It works fine but I need a way to copy that formula to other columns. When I do it the simply click ...
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Conditional formatting row of data based off of a date range

I have a bunch of entries in a sheet which are all between a range of dates, the two columns with dates are start_date (B) and end_date (C). I already highlighted past time periods using; =DATEDIF($...
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Formatting based on multiple cells and duplicates

I will try my best to explain the situation : I have a sheet where we enter test data and serial numbers. Column A is serial number Column C is if the unit passed or not. I currently have ...
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Google Sheets Conditional Formatting only applying formatting to certain cells

I am currently working on making a spreadsheet that will figure out which class I should be in based on times. That all works and outputs if I should be in the class to a TRUE/FALSE cell. My ...
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Utilize SI units in Google Sheets

Seven years ago this was asked, are there any new developments with regard to formatting with SI units? Normally, I will adjust the format to be all milli or micro simply by division, however my ...
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Apply conditional formatting to a blank cell if another cell in the row is not blank

I am trying to create an equation for conditional formatting that would highlight a cell that is blank if another cell in the same row is not blank (i.e. that row is being "used"). In the picture ...
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Conditionally format a range based on the value of a single cell outside of it [duplicate]

I am using conditional formatting with a custom formula. I want to highlight rows in the range A2:B11 if the values in $B2 (column B starting at row 2) is greater than the value in the cell D5. I can ...
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Google Sheets - Conditional Formatting question

So I have it set that if a cell has a value of 0 to change the background to yellow. I want to have it so that if there are two 0's (zeros) next to each other in a row (edit: in adjoining cells not ...
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Formatting a cell based off of the rest of the row

I have a spreadsheet keeping track of the various documents that students of mine have been turning in. The first column contains names and each column after tracks a particular document. Is there a ...
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Comparing cell value 450-500 to another cell of value 475 in Google Sheets

I wanted to compare the price range column which will have prices range like 450-500 to another cell value 703. In this image you can see I need to find column D value (which is the price range) to ...
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Using a custom formula as part of a conditional formatting rule

Ive got a spreadsheet with 3 columns A, B, C, i want to add the 3 columns together in column E, if there is a value in column C, i want the summed number to be shown in red. If there is a value in ...
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Conditionally formatting a column based on content of nearby column

I am trying to get cells in column C to turn green when the cell in the same row of column B has a value in it. I think there is a bug because the custom formula below is not working.
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Google Sheets conditional formatting with AND for value range

I'm trying to set a colour range of conditional formatting based on another cells value. So if A1 is larger than A2 it will be Blue, if A1 is between 0 and A2 it will be Yellow and if A1 is less than ...
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Highlight row if partial text matches in either of two columns

I have a sheet that has a list of job names, and then the last failure and success of each job. The dates are listed with duration words instead of dates, ie 1 mo 12 days or 3 days 6 hr. I want to ...
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How do I make the “Text contains” evaluate any word written in the cell?

I just want the cell in Google Sheets to change its fill color when any text is inputted in the cell? But it has to be text excluding numbers. Please help!
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Finding merged cells in Google Sheets

I'm often trying to freeze columns in a Google Sheets and I get the error as below The way I get around this is to manually hunt for the merged cells and unfreeze them, but this can be difficult on ...
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Mark all line if checkbox is true

I will give an example: I have checkboxes in B3:G3. This is a checklist, I want to change the background color to green for A3:H3 if B3:G3 boxes are checked. Can someone please tell me how to do ...
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Conditional Formating for Google Sheet comparing to list of text (highlight duplicates)

I am trying to create a custom formula for conditional formatting. I want to highlight the cell if the text appears in a list of names. This list will contain 210 unique names so I can't type each one ...
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Conditional Formatting in Google Sheets based on the same rows conditional format

I have a spreadsheet where I have tasks, and I prioritize those tasks based on high, medium, and low levels. I currently use conditional formatting for this, so if I select from a drop-down "HIGH", ...
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How to highlight cell if it's value is a multiple of a given number

I would like to apply conditional formatting to any cell within a range containing a value that is a multiple of itself. IE: Apply bold font to any cell of column A that is a multiple of 4 (4,8,12,16,...
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How can I select all cells that contain specific text in Google Sheets?

I have a spreadsheet that contains 20,000 cells. I want to select all cells that contain "foobar". How can I do this?
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Conditionally format a column if it contains all the values in a set

Each of the columns in my Google Sheet represent a farm. Each farm is a list of animals. I want to highlight the entire column if the farm has a duck, a horse, and a cow. So the column may look like ...
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Conditional Formatting IF/AND Google Sheets

EDIT 2: Test document. See comment of what I'm trying to accomplish in cell A1. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lqrPbVqSrO257PqOYKLuCTxG1iiLaL6KYawp1hu4n5c/edit#gid=0 EDIT: I've tried this ...
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How can I create conditional formatting based on a reference table?

I'm trying to format rows in my spreadsheet based on a single column (S), which is fine BUT S contains both the category and the status of the item in each row. I want to color the row based on the ...
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If cell y contains any word from range x:x, mark cell y green

In Google Sheets, I have three columns (with different lengths!) Column1 contains firm names (50) Column2 containts firm names (100) I would like to mark a cell in Column1 green (or with a number in ...
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Conditional Formatting in Google Sheets not working correctly

I recently tried to edit the conditional formatting for a column that was working correctly before and then change it back to the same exact formula it had before and now it isn't working correctly. ...
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How to detect duplicates across multiple sheets?

I have found a couple of formulas/scripts for what I am looking for, but they are all locked for one sheet only, thus I will try to explain what exactly I need. I am unable to do it my self, because ...
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Highlight data that match with data from other sheet

I have two tabs in a Spreadsheet. Both are having a list of data. I want to highlight cells in one tab that match with cells from another tab. For example: Tab 1 Column 1 ABC XYZ PQR DEF Tab 2 ...
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Create conditional formatting for a table in google docs

So maybe someone can help me out with this. I have a Google sheet that I merge using AutoCrat to a google doc. The doc has 3 tables and one is priority - red, yellow, green. I am trying to put ...
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Conditional formatting for passed dates

I need the formula to highlight a cell if the date in that cell has passed. Cell U3 had 6/29/19 today is 7/1/19 - I want to have the cell turn red after 6/29 to alert me to follow up.
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How to make a cell highlight red if its less than 6 digits and NOT effect blank cells?

I use this function =LEN(P3:P)<6 in order to highlight all the entries with less than 6 digits (6 is minimum) However, all the blank cells also highlight red. What function do I have to do in ...
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AND / OR Conditional Formatting for Google Sheets with multiple criteria

I am trying to write a custom formula to conditional format column E by referring to the different tenure level targets in column D to indicate if they are hitting their targets base off of their ...
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Conditional formatting skipping colors after the same large value

Looks like the conditional formatting skipping large formula because of the same large values. Help me please how can I get the order what is on the picture in the column "What I would like".
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Conditional Formatting formula for alternating checkerboard with Merged Cells?

I wrote a formula that attempts to create a checkerboard pattern via conditional formatting, that should even work with Merged Cells. However, it seems to fail in an almost undebuggable manner with ...
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Google Sheets date conditional formatting

I have dates in column D in Google Sheets. I want the cells to highlight red if 30 days have passed and there is not a comment date in column F. Example: Column D: Submittal Date 6/29/2019 ...
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Format Cells if greater than “value of the cell”

Values of K11–K13 are variables. On the Conditional formatting, I want to use the output from those cells in the "Greater than" function. Typing =k11 doesn't work. I'm not really sure on how to do it. ...
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Conditional formatting with multiple names in list

Col A2:C15 contain a list of names. I need to enter those names in various combinations into one of 15 other cells on formatted like: H3 = John, Steve, Bob, Dan Is there a way to use conditional ...
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Conditional formatting on whether something is a formula in Google Sheets?

Is there a way, in Google Sheets, to have conditional formatting of some sort, to change the background color of a cell based on whether the cell contains a formula or a plain value?
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Conditonal Formatting if cell A is within a range of numbers to make cell B a different color

I am looking to create a conditional format that if a cell "A" is within a range of two numbers that cell "B" will then change color in Google Sheets. Please help.
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Entire Column green if all cells in it are empty

I would like all columns that only contain empty cells to light up green. In the below picture these should be: C3:C8, D3:D8, E3:E8, L3:L8 What would be the correct custom formula for this? Bonus ...