Excel/vba for excel 2010
i have a table in excel 2010 in sheet 1 as follows:
COLUMN A [DATE] COLUMN B [NAME] COLUMN C [ADDRESS]
1-JAN-2014 JOHN XXXXXXX
2-JAN-2014 BROWN XXXXXXX
3-JAN-2014 FRED XXXXXXX
i need to highlight the entire row showing the actual Date using VBA
You would use conditional formatting
Assume you data is in rows 2 to 100.
Select rows 2 to 100. Within that larger selection, A2 should be the activecell.
go to conditional formatting in the home tab and select new rule
select "Use a formula to determine which cells to format"
in the resulting textbox put in a formula like
then click the larger box to select the formatting to apply and select what you want.
OK your way out.
The trick is that you select all the cells to be formatted at once. You then write the formula as if only the activecell were selected. I fix column A in the formula by using $A instead of just A but I don't fix row 2. So in all the other cells selected, the formula will adjust to check the cell for that row in column A and see if the date there matches todays date. If it does, then that cell is colored according to the formatting instructions you selected. Making 2 for row 2 a relative reference allows it to change to match each cell it is applied to.
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