#### How to change cell colors based on an IF statement formula?

```Hello. I am trying to do a simple color-coded exception report in
Excel and can't find any decent documentation on cell formulas (the

I am trying to compare a cell value on two different sheets. If there
is a variance >= 1% across the two cells, then I want to say ">= 1%
variance exists, AND I want to change the cell color to red.

So far, here's the formula I am using. I don't think I am doing the
variance calculation correctly, and I can't figure out how to change
the cell color after I change the cell text to ">1% variance exists".

=IF(sheeta!B2-sheetb!B2>=ABS(1%),">1% variance exists","ok")

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

Tom
email: twoolman@ontargettek.com
```
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twoolman (1)
11/21/2003 7:09:58 PM
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```Conditional formatting does NOT allow references to other worksheets BUT you
can give the other worksheet cell a name like basecell and then use in cell
d14
format>conditionalformatting>left drop select formula is>type in
=d14>basecell*1.01
or whatever.>set formats desired.

--
Don Guillett
SalesAid Software
donaldb@281.com
"Tom Woolman" <twoolman@ontargettek.com> wrote in message
> Hello. I am trying to do a simple color-coded exception report in
> Excel and can't find any decent documentation on cell formulas (the
>
> I am trying to compare a cell value on two different sheets. If there
> is a variance >= 1% across the two cells, then I want to say ">= 1%
> variance exists, AND I want to change the cell color to red.
>
> So far, here's the formula I am using. I don't think I am doing the
> variance calculation correctly, and I can't figure out how to change
> the cell color after I change the cell text to ">1% variance exists".
>
> =IF(sheeta!B2-sheetb!B2>=ABS(1%),">1% variance exists","ok")
>
>
>
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
>
>
>
> Tom
> email: twoolman@ontargettek.com

```
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Don
11/21/2003 7:23:37 PM
```=IF(Abs(sheeta!B2-sheetb!B2)>=1%,">1% variance exists","ok")

Select the cell and do format=>Conditional Formatting

select cell value is equal to and in the box put   ">1% variance exists"
with no double quotes.

Select the format button and under patterns, select red.

OK out.

Regards,
Tom Ogilvy

"Tom Woolman" <twoolman@ontargettek.com> wrote in message
> Hello. I am trying to do a simple color-coded exception report in
> Excel and can't find any decent documentation on cell formulas (the
>
> I am trying to compare a cell value on two different sheets. If there
> is a variance >= 1% across the two cells, then I want to say ">= 1%
> variance exists, AND I want to change the cell color to red.
>
> So far, here's the formula I am using. I don't think I am doing the
> variance calculation correctly, and I can't figure out how to change
> the cell color after I change the cell text to ">1% variance exists".
>
> =IF(sheeta!B2-sheetb!B2>=ABS(1%),">1% variance exists","ok")
>
>
>
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
>
>
>
> Tom
> email: twoolman@ontargettek.com

```
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twogilvy (1078)
11/21/2003 7:29:42 PM
```Tom

Format>Conditional Formatting>Cell Value is:

equal to.........  =">1% variance exists"

Note the = sign.

Pick a Format from Patterns.

Gord Dibben   XL2002

On 21 Nov 2003 11:09:58 -0800, twoolman@ontargettek.com (Tom Woolman) wrote:

>Hello. I am trying to do a simple color-coded exception report in
>Excel and can't find any decent documentation on cell formulas (the
>
>I am trying to compare a cell value on two different sheets. If there
>is a variance >= 1% across the two cells, then I want to say ">= 1%
>variance exists, AND I want to change the cell color to red.
>
>So far, here's the formula I am using. I don't think I am doing the
>variance calculation correctly, and I can't figure out how to change
>the cell color after I change the cell text to ">1% variance exists".
>
>=IF(sheeta!B2-sheetb!B2>=ABS(1%),">1% variance exists","ok")
>
>
>
>
>Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
>
>
>
>Tom
>email: twoolman@ontargettek.com

```
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Gord
11/21/2003 7:35:18 PM
```Tom

Other Tom is correct.  You don't have to enter the = sign or the quotes.
Excel will do that for you.

On Fri, 21 Nov 2003 11:35:18 -0800, Gord Dibben wrote:

>Tom
>
>Format>Conditional Formatting>Cell Value is:
>
>equal to.........  =">1% variance exists"
>
>Note the = sign.
>
>Pick a Format from Patterns.
>
>Gord Dibben   XL2002
>
>On 21 Nov 2003 11:09:58 -0800, twoolman@ontargettek.com (Tom Woolman) wrote:
>
>>Hello. I am trying to do a simple color-coded exception report in
>>Excel and can't find any decent documentation on cell formulas (the
>>
>>I am trying to compare a cell value on two different sheets. If there
>>is a variance >= 1% across the two cells, then I want to say ">= 1%
>>variance exists, AND I want to change the cell color to red.
>>
>>So far, here's the formula I am using. I don't think I am doing the
>>variance calculation correctly, and I can't figure out how to change
>>the cell color after I change the cell text to ">1% variance exists".
>>
>>=IF(sheeta!B2-sheetb!B2>=ABS(1%),">1% variance exists","ok")
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
>>
>>
>>
>>Tom
>>email: twoolman@ontargettek.com

Gord Dibben   XL2002
```
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Gord
11/21/2003 8:02:28 PM

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