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    Post How to change background color based on first row value?

    Plese, help me to change background of rows 2 to 10 based on first row value. I have columns A to J.
    If the value on the first row of certain column contains certain value so the cells of row 2 to 10 change to red. I hope there are some formulas to change it automatically from Conditional Formatting.

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    Re: How to change background color based on first row value?

    Have a look at the conditional formatting formula in the attached.
    It will turn the relevant cells red if X is entered into row 1.
    You can obviously adapt the formula to reflect the value you need.

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    Re: How to change background color based on first row value?

    Select all the cells from A2 to J10, then click on Conditional Formatting | New Rule | Use a formula... , then put this formula in the dialogue box:

    =A$1=1

    You will need to change the 1 in red above to your "certain value". Click on the Format button | Fill tab and choose red then OK your way out.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: How to change background color based on first row value?

    select A2:J10 and use below formula in conditional format

    A$1="YOUR VALUE" AND APPLY FORMAT
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    Re: How to change background color based on first row value?

    I have multiple values, please help me to add the others on the formula

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    Re: How to change background color based on first row value?

    If you have a small number of values you could use OR in the formula:
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    If you have a larger number of values then put them in a range and use a COUNTIF formula:
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    Re: How to change background color based on first row value?

    Sheet1 in the attached demonstrates the OR method.
    Sheet2 demonstrates the COUNTIF method, where the range it compares with is the yellow cells.

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    Re: How to change background color based on first row value?

    @Pete_UK & @nflsales thanks for the advice it works.

    @ BadlySpelledBuoy
    Thanks very much it works well for the multiple values.

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    Re: How to change background color based on first row value?

    Happy to help. Thank for the rep point

    Don't forget to mark the thread as SOLVED if you're happy you have a working solution.

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