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Conditional formatting to highlight values that are not in valid date format

I have a Google Sheets spreadsheet with a date column. A contributor to this spreadsheet keeps entering dates in invalid format. I would like to conditionally format the cells in this column to have a ...
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How do I conditional format a table in Google Sheets based on two other cell values?

In the scenario below, the table contains random integer values. I want to use conditional formatting in order to highlight the values in the table between the specified min and max values. While I ...
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Is it possible to format row fill colour by a cell in an expandable way? if new job number, new row colour

I keep a to do list. Each row has a job number. There are several entries for each job number. I'd like to ask google sheets to look at the job number in column. Give the row a colour. Every time a ...
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Google sheet - highlihghting cell if in the same row other cell not empty

I'm trying to make a worksheet where I log shift hours. I made columns with dates and to each date a row of hours I want the date text to be green if in the same row a cell is not empty.. The code I ...
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Isolating conditional formatting to each range in a column

I've set up conditional formatting to highlight the top 3 values (gold, silver, bronze) in a range of rows. However, I want to be able to copy/paste the conditional formatting below the initial rows ...
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Conditional format based on data in 2 columns

I am trying to create a conditional format that will highlight cells across 2 separate columns based on data in both columns: So I need to highlight all cells in column A that is greater than 0 AND ...
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Google Sheets conditional formatting multiple columns based on value relative to 1 column

I have a reference column of values (column A & B) and then all subsequent pairs of columns that get added to sheet, I want to highlight their value in relation to those two. So column C values, ...
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Code Run by Google Script Editor has Unwanted Effects on Google Sheet Conditional Formatting

I manage a "tasks" spreadsheet our office uses to coordinate. There are two main features that make it useful: A script run with OnEdit trigger sorts the rows alphabetically by column E, which lists ...
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Color a cell if the text inside it is not the first time it has appeared on the sheet

In cell A1 I have the text "hello". In cell A2 the text "hello" appears again. In cell A3 I have the text "goodbye". In cells A4:A10 the text "goodbye" appears again. Is there are a way (with ...
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How to highlight current row and next row if checkbox is true with conditional formatting (Google Sheets)

Is there a way to apply conditional formatting to an entire Google Sheet so that for every checkbox marked true, it highlights the entire row and the next row? My sheet has a checkbox in every other ...
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Conditional formatting if one cell is one hour later than the actual time

I have column A with fixed time cells (let's call it time_should), and I have next to them in column B, cells with (time_is). What I would like to do is a conditional formatting of the cell that if ...
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Conditional format using the IF function

I'm trying to use a conditional format using the IF function to determine if a value needs a dropdown menu. Example: if A1=book, then provides a list of authors to choose from; the same if A1=car, ...
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How to get conditional formatting in Google Sheets if a cell contains specific formula/function?

I would like to set conditional formatting in my GS for cells that not only are a formula, but have a specific type of formula. I know I can do a conditional formatting to highlight cells that are ...
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Conditional Formatting w/multiple conditions and partial text match

I am working in google sheets and have a manual input quantity in column E. I am trying to write a conditional format that will highlight each cell in column E (or the whole row) that is greater than ...
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Conditional formatting if cell text matches one of multiple other checked cells texts

If a recipe is checked, I want the formula for the conditional formatting to be looking for a recipe match (of all of the recipes checked (for which rows column C is True)) in D3:G7 and highlight ...
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Google Sheets Conditional Formatting based on Text and another cell

I'd like to color code a sheet based on two criteria: If the cell in the range contains specific text "A1" and if another cell, $X$7, contains an X or is not blank. I can't seem to get AND or IF or ...
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How to highlight cell if any of 6 cells to the right not blank

I would like to highlight the value in column D if any of the cells in the same rows from columns E:K are not blank. I have tried this formula in custom formatting: =NOT(ISBLANK($E137:K137)) This ...
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How can I have conditional formatting with lower priority than manual formatting

I know how to do the formatting that I want. The document should have conditional formatting. However When I added it. It covered the manual formatting. It there a way to say do this conditional ...
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Is it possible to highlight the minimum value in a table on Gsheets?

I am currently compiling a table of pace per minute on this Gsheet. I am looking to conditionally format the cells to highlight the minimum and maximum but cannot seem to find a formula for this ...
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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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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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