#### Change cell color based on variable condition

```I have a large table with 5 data columns and a sum column:

A  B  C  D  E   F
1  2  2  2  2  2  10
2  2  8  2  2  2  16
3  1  1  6  1  1  10
4  1  2  1  2  8  14
5  1  2  3  4  5  15

The actual data is much larger (1E10).

I would like to change the color of each cell that meets some
criteria, such as it is >= 50% of the sum (F). In the table above,
that is true for B2, C3, & E4. So I;d like to turn those cells yellow
and leave the other unchanged.

I would also like to be able to change the formula in one place and
have all cells recalculate.

Failing that, I'd like to be able to change A2:E2 and propagate down.

I looked at conditional formatting, but I don't think it takes a
formula.
```
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```On 24 sep, 21:19, Prof Wonmug <won...@moo.gov> wrote:
> I have a large table with 5 data columns and a sum column:
>
> =A0 =A0A =A0B =A0C =A0D =A0E =A0 F
> 1 =A02 =A02 =A02 =A02 =A02 =A010
> 2 =A02 =A08 =A02 =A02 =A02 =A016
> 3 =A01 =A01 =A06 =A01 =A01 =A010
> 4 =A01 =A02 =A01 =A02 =A08 =A014
> 5 =A01 =A02 =A03 =A04 =A05 =A015
>
> The actual data is much larger (1E10).
>
> I would like to change the color of each cell that meets some
> criteria, such as it is >=3D 50% of the sum (F). In the table above,
> that is true for B2, C3, & E4. So I;d like to turn those cells yellow
> and leave the other unchanged.
>
> I would also like to be able to change the formula in one place and
> have all cells recalculate.
>
> Failing that, I'd like to be able to change A2:E2 and propagate down.
>
> I looked at conditional formatting, but I don't think it takes a
> formula.

Hi,

Conditional formatting can do part of the job you're trying to do. It
can change the cell's color according to a formula. There's a good
exercise on http://ulearnoffice.com/excel2010/exercises/conditionalformatti=
ng.htm
that can help you. You can even copy the conditional formatting from
one cell to another.

Hope this helps

Patrice Roy
```
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9/25/2010 2:37:56 PM
```On Sat, 25 Sep 2010 07:37:56 -0700 (PDT), Patrice Roy
<roy.patrice@ulearnoffice.com> wrote:

>On 24 sep, 21:19, Prof Wonmug <won...@moo.gov> wrote:
>> I have a large table with 5 data columns and a sum column:
>>
>> � �A �B �C �D �E � F
>> 1 �2 �2 �2 �2 �2 �10
>> 2 �2 �8 �2 �2 �2 �16
>> 3 �1 �1 �6 �1 �1 �10
>> 4 �1 �2 �1 �2 �8 �14
>> 5 �1 �2 �3 �4 �5 �15
>>
>> The actual data is much larger (1E10).
>>
>> I would like to change the color of each cell that meets some
>> criteria, such as it is >= 50% of the sum (F). In the table above,
>> that is true for B2, C3, & E4. So I;d like to turn those cells yellow
>> and leave the other unchanged.
>>
>> I would also like to be able to change the formula in one place and
>> have all cells recalculate.
>>
>> Failing that, I'd like to be able to change A2:E2 and propagate down.
>>
>> I looked at conditional formatting, but I don't think it takes a
>> formula.
>
>Hi,
>
>Conditional formatting can do part of the job you're trying to do. It
>can change the cell's color according to a formula. There's a good
>exercise on http://ulearnoffice.com/excel2010/exercises/conditionalformatting.htm
>that can help you. You can even copy the conditional formatting from
>one cell to another.

I looked up several examples on CF, but was unable to get it to do
what I wanted. I'll check out that exmaple. Thanks.
```
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wonmug (29)
9/25/2010 3:17:39 PM

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