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Dear Sir,
Cell A1:A12 I have formula =randbetween(1,21)
cell C1=1,cell C2=2,cell C3=3,cell D1=4,cell D2=5,cell D3=6....cell I1=19, cell I2=20, cell I3=21. This is my layout. My question is i want to conditional format and fill with yellow only those cells within range C1:I3 whose value matches with A1:A12. Please show me what formula i put in conditional format to achive this.

Thanks.

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Hi Sahil,

You need to enter this formula in the conditional formating dialog box for cell C1: =MATCH(C1,$A$1:$A$12),0) and select the format you want to use.

For cell C2, the conditional formatting will be =MATCH(C2,$A$1:$A$12),0) and so on.

User the format painter to copy the formatting from C1 to the remaining range.

Hope this helps.

Gulshan.
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