Excel/Conditional Formatting with VLookup?
I am trying to highlight a cell by using Conditional Format (format the fill colour) based on the text contents using VLOOKUP, but it's not working.
On sheet Games I have a leaderboard, which has up to 48 names. Of these 48, 50% are "Codgers" and 50% are "Guns" (basically a Young vs Old competition).
On Sheet Teams I have five columns K thro O which have the same names in Column K, and in Column O is either a G for Guns or C for Codgers.
I am trying to conditionally format the Games sheet cells by determining through a formula VLOOKUP incorporating the Teams sheet response. I tried this on the cell on the Games sheet:
and nothing happens, but no error message.
Any clues please, and/or is that enough information?
thanks in anticipation
First, there should be no quotes in the formula you gave. Next, the character "G" SHOULD have quotes:
Then apply the conditional formatting based on 1 or 0.
However, you could also have just done the VLOOKUP:
=VLOOKUP($A$5,TEAMS!$K:$O,5,0) and do a conditional formatting on cells containing "G"
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