#### condional formating count question

```Hi,

I have a row in which I have a condition that if two numbers are
identical its formating the 2nd number in Red Font, Is there a way or
formula that I can use to count these red font Numbers?

Thanks in advance for you help,
```
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```It is best to use the same means in a formula that you
used to make the font RED in the first place rather than
trying to use a function to check the color of a cell.

You can take a look at Chip Pearson's page,
Functions For Working With Cell Colors
http://www.cpearson.com/excel/colors.htm
for counting cells in a range with involving normal
cell coloring for fonts.

But was the cell formatted manually,  by a regular
cell formatting,  by a macro,  or by a conditional format.

You might also see my page
Color Palette and the 56 Excel ColorIndex Colors
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/colors.htm
---
HTH,
David McRitchie, Microsoft MVP - Excel    [site changed  Nov. 2001]
My Excel Pages:  http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/excel.htm
Search Page:        http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/search.htm

> Hi,
>
> I have a row in which I have a condition that if two numbers are
> identical its formating the 2nd number in Red Font, Is there a way or
> formula that I can use to count these red font Numbers?
>
> Thanks in advance for you help,

```
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dmcritchie (2586)
5/3/2004 8:06:39 PM
```Here's my standard posting on this question

Counting coloured cells, either cell colour or font colour, is easily
achieved with the function presented at the foot of this message. The
function has been specifically designed to return an array of  colorindex
values that can be used in standard worksheet functions, such as SUM. In
reality, it is best served by the SUMPRODUCT function to count the instances
of a particular colour, using the following technique(s).

=SUMPRODUCT(--(ColorIndex(A1:A100)=3))
counts all red cells (background color) within the range A1:A100

or

=SUMPRODUCT(--(ColorIndex(A1:A100,TRUE)=3))
counts all red cells (font color) within the range A1:A100

To get the colorindex of a specific cell, simply use
=ColorIndex(A1)

As well as counting all cells with a particular colorindex value, it is
possible to use the colour of a cell as the comparison, like this
=SUMPRODUCT(--(ColorIndex(A1:A100)=ColorIndex(A1)))

In addition, the function can be used to sort a range by its colour. Simply
add a 'helper' column next to the column of colours, and use the ColorIndex
to determine the original cell colour, and then sort both columns (and any
other appropriate columns), using the newly added 'helper' column as the key
range. Custom orders can be managed, but these would have to be defined
using the appropriate colorindex, there are no implicit colour names, such
as Red or Blue, that can be used

------

'---------------------------------------------------------------------
Function ColorIndex(rng As Range, _
Optional text As Boolean = False) As Variant
'---------------------------------------------------------------------
' Function:     Returns the colorindex of the supplied range
' Synopsis:    Initially, gets a colorindex value for black and white from
'                   the activeworkbook colour palette
'                   Then works through each cell in  the supplied range and
'                   determines the colorindex, and adds to array
'                   Finishes by returning acumulated array
' Variations:  Determines cell colour (interior) or text colour (font)
'                   Default is cell colour
' Author:       Bob Phillips
'                   Additions for ranges suggested by Harlan Grove
' Constraints: Does not count colours set by conditional formatting
'---------------------------------------------------------------------
Dim cell As Range, row As Range
Dim i As Long, j As Long
Dim iWhite As Long, iBlack As Long
Dim aryColours As Variant

If rng.Areas.Count > 1 Then
ColorIndex = CVErr(xlErrValue)
Exit Function
End If

iWhite = WhiteColorindex(rng.Worksheet.Parent)
iBlack = BlackColorindex(rng.Worksheet.Parent)

If rng.Cells.Count = 1 Then
If text Then
aryColours = DecodeColorIndex(rng, True, iBlack)
Else
aryColours = DecodeColorIndex(rng, False, iWhite)
End If

Else
aryColours = rng.Value
i = 0

For Each row In rng.Rows
i = i + 1
j = 0

For Each cell In row.Cells
j = j + 1

If text Then
aryColours(i, j) = _
DecodeColorIndex(cell,True,iBlack)
Else
aryColours(i, j) = _
DecodeColorIndex(cell,False,iWhite)
End If

Next cell

Next row

End If

ColorIndex = aryColours

End Function

'---------------------------------------------------------------------
Private Function WhiteColorindex(oWB As Workbook)
'---------------------------------------------------------------------
Dim iPalette As Long
WhiteColorindex = 0
For iPalette = 1 To 56
If oWB.Colors(iPalette) = &HFFFFFF Then
WhiteColorindex = iPalette
Exit Function
End If
Next iPalette
End Function

'---------------------------------------------------------------------
Private Function BlackColorindex(oWB As Workbook)
'---------------------------------------------------------------------
Dim iPalette As Long
BlackColorindex = 0
For iPalette = 1 To 56
If oWB.Colors(iPalette) = &H0 Then
BlackColorindex = iPalette
Exit Function
End If
Next iPalette
End Function

'---------------------------------------------------------------------
Private Function DecodeColorIndex(rng As Range, _
text As Boolean, _
idx As Long)
'---------------------------------------------------------------------
Dim iColor As Long
If text Then
iColor = rng.font.ColorIndex
Else
iColor = rng.Interior.ColorIndex
End If
If iColor < 0 Then
iColor = idx
End If
DecodeColorIndex = iColor
End Function

'---------------------------------------------------------------------
' End of ColorIndex
'-------------------------------------------------

--

HTH

Bob Phillips
... looking out across Poole Harbour to the Purbecks
(remove nothere from the email address if mailing direct)

"al" <albertpinto@canada.com> wrote in message
> Hi,
>
> I have a row in which I have a condition that if two numbers are
> identical its formating the 2nd number in Red Font, Is there a way or
> formula that I can use to count these red font Numbers?
>
> Thanks in advance for you help,

```
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bob.phillips1 (6510)
5/3/2004 8:31:36 PM
```"Bob Phillips" <bob.phillips@notheretiscali.co.uk> wrote in message news:<eckhm2UMEHA.628@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl>...
> Here's my standard posting on this question
>

Bob,

Thanks very much for your reply..your Macro is excellent however it
does not help me since I am changing the colour with Conditional
formatting.  I will try to think another way to achieve this..

Thanks again
```
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5/4/2004 11:32:56 AM
```That's a whole new ball game. It's in my to-do list to extend that to
conditionally formatted cells, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

--

HTH

Bob Phillips
... looking out across Poole Harbour to the Purbecks
(remove nothere from the email address if mailing direct)

"al" <albertpinto@canada.com> wrote in message
> "Bob Phillips" <bob.phillips@notheretiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
news:<eckhm2UMEHA.628@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl>...
> > Here's my standard posting on this question
> >
>
> Bob,
>
> Thanks very much for your reply..your Macro is excellent however it
> does not help me since I am changing the colour with Conditional
> formatting.  I will try to think another way to achieve this..
>
> Thanks again

```
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bob.phillips1 (6510)
5/4/2004 1:01:02 PM

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