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    Conditional formatting and sort

    Hi...I have for example a column a1..a20 containing 6 digit chassis numbers, all can shuffle up or down in the column depending on various sort options in the spreadsheet. Column c1..c20 contain the some of the same chassis numbers but in a fixed position (they are sourced from a different workbook). In column D1..D20 is a number which can be either 1,2 or 3.
    What I am trying to achieve is the chassis number in, for example, cell A2 might have a corresponding identical chassis number in, for example, cell C10 Conditional formatting would then use the contents of D10 (either 1,2 or 3) to change the fill colour of A2.

    I do hope that makes sense and any guidance would be gratefully received.

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    Re: Conditional formatting and sort

    Hi,

    You explained well, but the right way is to upload the sample file... so it can be understood properly.
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    Re: Conditional formatting and sort

    Pl see file.
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    Re: Conditional formatting and sort

    It sounds like you just want to highlight anything in column A when there is a match in column C. So not sure what relevance column D has. See if the attached works for you. Conditional formulas applied to column A based on a MATCH formula. You could do something similar if you need to incorporate column D.

    cond format sample.xlsx

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    Re: Conditional formatting and sort

    Quote Originally Posted by shavar View Post
    It sounds like you just want to highlight anything in column A when there is a match in column C. So not sure what relevance column D has. See if the attached works for you. Conditional formulas applied to column A based on a MATCH formula. You could do something similar if you need to incorporate column D.

    Attachment 387725
    It is not just matching. After matching value in C column It looks for value in D column (same row). Depending on D column value colour is filled. Change the value in D column and see.

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    Re: Conditional formatting and sort

    Many many thanks for all the time taken replying to my problem. Im not at work now so will not get a chance try the various solutions until tomorrow.

    Appreciated.... Nigel

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    Re: Conditional formatting and sort

    I have tried the formula suggested by kvsrinivasamurthy and it works perfectly.

    Many thanks and regards

    Nigel

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