Excel/Count coloured cells
Hi Tom, is it possible to use a countif formula to count the number of cells of a certain colour (blue) in a range? Or would I need a macro?
You would need a macro.
If the color is produced by conditional formatting, then a macro really doesn't work well in terms that it would be very complex because VBA doesn't have a built in ability to "see" colors produced by conditional formatting. What would work would be to reproduce the condition test in a countif formula. So you would test the condition (which is possibly supported by countif) rather than counting the color. [countif can count simple conditions]. Complex conditions might require a helper column.
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