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    Conditional Formatting with a Wildcard

    Hello all,

    I'm looking to update an old conditional format: =ISNA(MATCH(A9,$AW$10:$AW$150,0))
    with a wildcard. The manner in which the old CF worked was to change the font color of the data to show red when the value didn't exactly match what was being typed in. We'd like to make this a little more flexible so that if there's a space at the end of the data, for example, the CF won't count the data as incorrect.
    I recently read that CF with a wildcard isn't impossible but I've come to the conclusion that it's beyond me since my knowledge of CF's and formula language is very limited. I tried using another wildcard verbiage that worked is another case: "*"&AW10:AW150&"*"
    but to no avail.
    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

    Orestees

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    Re: Conditional Formatting with a Wildcard

    If the space you are concerned about is in the lookup value you can use:
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    Re: Conditional Formatting with a Wildcard

    Wow. That worked like a charm. I'm glad it didn't require a wildcard after all. You rock, thanks a TON!

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    Re: Conditional Formatting with a Wildcard

    @ Orestees

    Based on your last post it seems that you are satisfied with the solution(s) you've received but you haven't marked your thread as SOLVED. I'll do that for you now but please keep in mind for your future threads that Rule #9 requires you to do that yourself. If your problem has not been solved you can use Thread Tools (located above your first post) and choose "Mark this thread as unsolved".
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    Re: Conditional Formatting with a Wildcard

    Sorry about that Cutter. Thanks for letting me know. I did add to protonLeah's reputation as they gave me the perfect resolution. I'll take a look through the rules now to prevent furthur errors.

    Thanks,
    Orestees

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