Excel/VBA Macros


I'm trying to write a simple macro that will highlight an entire row in green if two conditions in two separate columns are met (I2:I56 and J2:J56) ("Yes" and "3/8/13" or a date has been entered). The entire sheet spans from (A2:K56)

So basically if a page or website has been certified and there is a "Yes" in column I and a proper date has been entered in column J that entire row should then turn green or "5296274".

I'm still learning VBA and thought this might be a good beginner exercise but even this is turning out to be a little too confusing.

Sub greenShade()
   Dim oneRow As Range, bigRange As Range
   Dim wks As Worksheet
   Set wks = ThisWorkbook.Sheets(1)
   Set bigRange = wks.Range("A2:K56")
   bigRange.Interior.Color = xlNone
   For Each oneRow In bigRange.Rows
       If wks.Range("I" & oneRow.Row) = "yes" Then
         If IsDate(wks.Range("J" & oneRow.Row)) Then
         oneRow.Interior.Color = 5287936
         End If
       End If
   Next oneRow
End Sub
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Stuart Resnick


I can answer questions relating to MS Excel formulas, or to programming with vba (Visual Basic for Applications) in the Excel environment. Please follow the following guidelines: your question should focus on one specific issue you want to learn. It's beyond the scope of this free service for me to create entire projects or complex vba solutions for you from scratch. You should be able to do most of the work yourself, and come here when you need help with a specific point you're stuck on. ALWAYS include a simple, concrete example illustrating what you want to learn. Explain this example in detail in the text of your question (what data is in which cells of which sheets, etc). Be very precise about the results you want, using this sample to make the logic clear. Always keep these examples SIMPLE. Never e.g. use 18 worksheets in your example if using 2 or 3 will do. Never use ranges like AI567:BB865 if using a range like A1:B3 will do. Thanks.


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