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KK wrote at 2014-11-07 03:25:45
Hello Tom,

I found that I can use a UDF function to solve my problem.

Data are as follows:

Index   Profit   Choice

1   -3.58   101

2   16   100

3   16   1

4   24.26   101

5   5   100

6   5   1

7   -12.12   101

8   32   100

9   56   1

10   -3.52   101

11   10   100

12   2   1

Sub Highlight()

   With Range("$B$2:$B$13")


       .FormatConditions.Add Type:=xlExpression, Formula1:= _

'i.e.        =$B2=MAX(IF(OFFSET($C$1,1,0,12)=101,OFFSET($B$1,1,0,12)))"



'IMPORTANT: If I use CurrentRegion/AutoFilter.Rows.Count to get the amount of records, the following code will be not executed. So strange, could you tell me why?



       With .FormatConditions(1).Interior

         .PatternColorIndex = xlAutomatic

         .Color = 10079487

         .TintAndShade = 0

       End With

       .FormatConditions(1).StopIfTrue = True

   End With

End Sub

Function ProfitMax()

       nRecord = WorksheetFunction.Count(Range(Range("A2"), Range("A1").End(xlDown)))


'Or use E1 to store the amount of records, i.e. 12

'        nRecord = Range("E1").Value


       ProfitMax = Evaluate("MAX(IF(OFFSET($C$1,1,0," & nRecord & ")" & "=101,OFFSET($B$1,1,0," & nRecord & ")))")

End Function

But I don't know the performance if I have a large amount of records.

Thanks and regards!


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