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How can I highlight a cell if another column contains the same text?

I have a spreadsheet containing a list of names in column A. I also have a list of names in column C. I'd like to create a conditional formatting formula to highlight any cells in column A that ...
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How to add multiple conditions onto a query

so this is completely experimental and not for a class. If anything, I'm doing this because I don't really have class right now. I am self-taught and very inexperienced when it comes to anything code ...
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How to check and replace cells

I need help trying to figure this out. I am extremely new to formulas and very confused. Here is my thought process: IF B1 contains a comma AND C1 is exactly "none" THEN I want C1 to be replaced ...
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Conditional formatting on merged cells

The situation - I have rows of data where similar names are grouped and merged to show all those rows are for the same individual like so: Now I'd like to have conditional formatting where say if the ...
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column conditional formatting based on its sum

I have column F2:F23. I want the background of that entire column (F2:F23) to either turn red or stay neutral based on whether the sum of the column is greater than the number at cell C2. I tried ...
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Conditionally format by hours of operation

I'm trying to understand what percentage of my leads come in during business hours v.s. times when we are closed. the timestamp I get from our lead spreadsheet is "YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS" So far I've ...
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Call if conditions from another cell in google spreadsheets

I want to define conditions in cell values and pass them in if statements in google spreadsheets. This is a simple formula how this can be achieved normally This is what I am trying to achieve. ...
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I'm looking for help with a formula to automatically update 10 previous days on a frequency count

I'm working in behavioral analysis and trying to implement a formula the would track and automatically update the number of behaviors per time period. We track the 10 previous days, which gives us ...
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Simplifying Custom Formulas in Google Sheets

I wanna know if there is an easier way to do this. I have a custom calendar and there are 4 conditions for every day. You can see the example. All those cells are colored based on a condition. ...
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Fill in red if cell is not today

I am new to Google Sheets, excuse me for a (most likely) dumb question. I have a column with dates looking like 03.03.2020. What formula do I use to fill the cells with values not equal to today date ...
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Remove text from all cells in a column after matching the criteria using conditional formatting

Can someone help me with the formula that can be used in conditional formatting. Let say I have a Cell R2=HOL and I want all the content from column 'R7:R12' to be deleted after matching condition ...
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Conditionally format if date is same/greater or smaller than current date

I'm trying to get my Google sheet to automatically colour a cell red if the current date is the same or greater than the date in the cell. Example: today is 21/02/2020. The date in the cell is 25/...
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Conditional formatting for cells that have date/time within the last 24 hours

I have a Google sheet that has a column for "last updated" and each row represents a separate file. People manually paste in the time and date in that column, like in the screenshot. If the date and ...
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Conditional Formating if cell contains certain characters

I need to come to a custom formula in Google sheets that highlights a cell in the column if the cell contains certain characters in Cyrillic letter. Some of the Cyrillic characters that look like ...
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My conditional formatting 'equal to' not working

I am trying to show a particular entry is equal to or greater than another entry by having the condition turn the cell green. But nothing I am trying is working. All other formatting works but when I ...
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How do I make the color of a cell change if the value has been modified in Google Sheet?

Basically, if the person enters "12" in his/her column, how can I make the cell change to a different color when the same person changes the value again? This would let other people know if there ...
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Google Sheets - conditionally format a cell based on whether the content of the cell appears in a column from a different sheet?

I have a sheet called Master that contains a column of names in cells A1-A60 (e.g. A1: Ann,A2: Bob,A3: Chris, A4: Donna, etc.). I have another sheet called Subsheet that contains names that may or ...
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Google Sheets Formula - Trying to Sum, based on multiple cell criteria

I am looking for help with Google Sheets formula. The formula I need is - If A:A=LG and F:F=Indexed then sum the total of P:P for all of those instances. If A:A=PG and F:F=Indexed then sum the ...
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google sheets checkbox conditional formatting

I have a schedule where I use inspector name, job number and then checkboxes to book the inspector on the visit date What I'm looking to do is if an inspector is booked in a job on lets say jan 3rd ...
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Change the colour of a cell based on if the checkbox below an identically named cell on another sheet is true (Google Sheets)

This is something I've been struggling with for a little bit and don't know if its even possible. I would expect this to take likely hundreds of separate condition formatting rules but wanted to see ...
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Google Sheets Conditional Formatting Cycle

In Google Sheets I would like to color a cell depending on if the cycle is on or off. The cycle is for 10 day the cycle is ON then for 5 days the cycle is OFF then repeat. So if I start the cycle on ...
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Is there a way to copy text from two cells into another spreadsheet only if another cell has a YES?

I want to copy the text in Cells A1 and B1 into another spreadsheet that will be emailed out, but only if the text in Cell E1 has a "YES" in it. How would I go about doing something like this in ...
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I would like to use conditional formatting with references to another sheet

In a sheet of a Sheet doc, I would like to use conditional formatting : Which applies to my sheet1, range E8: UH49 Custom formula: = OR (COUNTIF (Holiday1; E5); COUNTIF(Holiday2; E5)) With Holiday1 ...
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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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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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