#### Conditional Formatting Nested Formulas

```I'm working with a large spreadsheet that has multiple status options.  Each
status has different criteria for example:

Status	Green	Yellow	               Red
T	<60	>=60,<=80	>80
S 	<20	>=20,<=45	>45
D	<30	>=30,<=55	>55
C	<90	>=90,<=120	>120
B	<30	>=30,<=60	>60
A	<10	>=10,<=40	>40

I would like to apply conditional formats according to the status criteria.
Is that possible given that each status has a different criterial.  Thank you!

```
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```One way to get going here ..

Illustrated in this sample:
Complex Criteria CF.xls

Construct:
In a sheet: x,
Set up the param table below in A2:C7
T 60 80
S  20 45
D 30 55
C 90 120
B 30 60
A 10 40

Assume the key col values are in B2 down, Statuses (T,S,D etc) in C2 down
Using 4 adjacent cols to the right, say cols D to G
Enter these labels into D1:G1  : Colour, Green, Yellow, Red

Put in, and array-enter,
ie press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER [CSE] to confirm each formula:
D2: =INDEX(\$E\$1:\$G\$1,MATCH(TRUE,ISNUMBER(E2:G2),0))
E2: =MATCH(1,(C2=x!A\$2:A\$7)*(B2<x!B\$2:B\$7),0)
F2: =MATCH(1,(C2=x!A\$2:A\$7)*(B2>=x!B\$2:B\$7)*(B2<=x!C\$2:C\$7),0)
G2: =MATCH(1,(C2=x!A\$2:A\$7)*(B2>x!C\$2:C\$7),0)

Select D2:G2, copy down to the last row of data. Col D will return the
required "colour" for each data row. Hide away cols E to G as desired. You
could then easily point to col D's colour values to conditionally format as
desired.

Take care to visually see that the top cells D2:G2 are correctly
array-entered before you copy down. Look in the formula bar, each formula
should be wrapped with curly braces by Excel: { }. If you don't see the
curlies, that means it wasn't correctly array-entered. Click inside the
formula bar, and re-do the CSE.
--
Max
Singapore
http://savefile.com/projects/236895
xdemechanik
---
"Marissa" wrote:
> I'm working with a large spreadsheet that has multiple status options.  Each
> status has different criteria for example:
>
> Status	Green	Yellow	               Red
> T	<60	>=60,<=80	>80
> S 	<20	>=20,<=45	>45
> D	<30	>=30,<=55	>55
> C	<90	>=90,<=120	>120
> B	<30	>=30,<=60	>60
> A	<10	>=10,<=40	>40
>
> I would like to apply conditional formats according to the status criteria.
> Is that possible given that each status has a different criterial.  Thank you!
>
```
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demechanik (4694)
7/11/2008 1:43:00 AM
```Here's a slightly different approach......

Assuming the same table as Max, but in D2:F7 in the same sheet as your data,
then with status in column A and value in B, select the column(s) you want to
format and use these conditions

condition 1
=\$B1>VLOOKUP(\$A1,\$D\$2:\$F\$7,3,0)*ISNUMBER(\$B1)
format red

condition 2
=\$B1>VLOOKUP(\$A1,\$D\$2:\$G\$7,2,0)*ISNUMBER(\$B1)
format yellow

condition 3
=ISNUMBER(\$B1)
format green

"Max" wrote:

> One way to get going here ..
>
> Illustrated in this sample:
> Complex Criteria CF.xls
>
> Construct:
> In a sheet: x,
> Set up the param table below in A2:C7
> T 60 80
> S  20 45
> D 30 55
> C 90 120
> B 30 60
> A 10 40
>
> Then in your data sheet,
>
> Assume the key col values are in B2 down, Statuses (T,S,D etc) in C2 down
> Using 4 adjacent cols to the right, say cols D to G
> Enter these labels into D1:G1  : Colour, Green, Yellow, Red
>
> Put in, and array-enter,
> ie press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER [CSE] to confirm each formula:
> D2: =INDEX(\$E\$1:\$G\$1,MATCH(TRUE,ISNUMBER(E2:G2),0))
> E2: =MATCH(1,(C2=x!A\$2:A\$7)*(B2<x!B\$2:B\$7),0)
> F2: =MATCH(1,(C2=x!A\$2:A\$7)*(B2>=x!B\$2:B\$7)*(B2<=x!C\$2:C\$7),0)
> G2: =MATCH(1,(C2=x!A\$2:A\$7)*(B2>x!C\$2:C\$7),0)
>
> Select D2:G2, copy down to the last row of data. Col D will return the
> required "colour" for each data row. Hide away cols E to G as desired. You
> could then easily point to col D's colour values to conditionally format as
> desired.
>
> Take care to visually see that the top cells D2:G2 are correctly
> array-entered before you copy down. Look in the formula bar, each formula
> should be wrapped with curly braces by Excel: { }. If you don't see the
> curlies, that means it wasn't correctly array-entered. Click inside the
> formula bar, and re-do the CSE.
> --
> Max
> Singapore
> http://savefile.com/projects/236895
> xdemechanik
> ---
> "Marissa" wrote:
> > I'm working with a large spreadsheet that has multiple status options.  Each
> > status has different criteria for example:
> >
> > Status	Green	Yellow	               Red
> > T	<60	>=60,<=80	>80
> > S 	<20	>=20,<=45	>45
> > D	<30	>=30,<=55	>55
> > C	<90	>=90,<=120	>120
> > B	<30	>=30,<=60	>60
> > A	<10	>=10,<=40	>40
> >
> > I would like to apply conditional formats according to the status criteria.
> > Is that possible given that each status has a different criterial.  Thank you!
> >
```
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