Excel/formula syntax


Hi Tom

There is a syntax error in the following formula, to be used in conditional formatting:


What I am trying to say is: if the vlookup nformula produces a number less that -2 and the number in cell =1, then condition.

Could you tell me where I have gone wrong?

Thanks in advance.

Chris Mitchell

Christopher Mitchell,

It looks like you just have an extra Right Parentheses on the right end of the formula.  



worked for me in the worksheet.  I didn't test it as conditional formatting, but I would expect it to work there as well.  

Tom Ogilvy
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