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    Conditional formating example.xlsx

    I have credit scores of customers in one column, but want the conditional formatting to apply to the entire row and not just the particular column with the score in.

    Anyone able to help please??

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    Re: Applying conditional formatting to entire rows based on one column

    Not sure that is possible with graded colour scaling... they are meant for in-cell comparisons...
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    Re: Applying conditional formatting to entire rows based on one column

    You can do this by specifying a formula based upon the top row in the range of interest.


    e.g. using the formula =$A1=2 with the Applies to range of =$1:$1048576 will highlight any row in which the value 2 appears in column A.
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    Re: Applying conditional formatting to entire rows based on one column

    Using the code shown below will apply the formatting to a range, but dont think it lets you color-scale like you want it. To get that kind of color scaling, you would need to put in a CF for each set of values you want

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    Re: Applying conditional formatting to entire rows based on one column

    In your example work book, please go to conditional formatting then select--> New Rule -->Use a formula to determine which cell format --> make sure you type this formula (=$D2=19) in A2 cell. Then use Ms Excel brush format to every cell (column and row) then you will exactly get what you want. In case, value is within a range you can change =$D2=19 to and($d2>19,$d2<25)....
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    Re: Applying conditional formatting to entire rows based on one column

    Thankyou that has sort of solved my problem.

    However it could be alot easier if I could select all the rows I wish this to apply to, then select the column with the score in and put if less then 25 go red, if less the 50 go orange e.t.c. Without doing the format painter as I have formats in the cells I wish to keep like currencies which differ

    Is this possible?

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    Re: Applying conditional formatting to entire rows based on one column

    See my post above. You could put that CF in a cell that doesnt have formatting in. Change the "D" to whatever column you need to reference, and change the row() to the row you are working in. You could use this with several new rules to get the ranges you want. You can then copy that CF dow to wherever you need.

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