- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 months agoHi Sagar pachhai,
To add conditional formatting for blank cells, you can use the formula similar as this =$B2="".
FYI, 0 will be shown as blank if you have disabled the Show a zero in cell that have zero value option. And some formulas will also return blank too.
How to highlight row if cell contains text/value/blank in Excel?
For example we have a purchase table in Excel, now we want to find out the purchase orders of apple and then highlight the entire rows where the orders of apple are in as the left screen shot shown. We can get it done easily with Conditional Formatting command or Kutools for Excel's features in Excel.
To highlight entire rows of cells containing the specific text, value or just be blank with the Conditional Formatting command in Excel, you can do as following:
1. Select the purchase table without its column headings.
2. Click the Home > Conditional Formatting > New Rule. See the first screenshot below:
3. In the coming New Formatting Rule dialog box, (see the second screenshot above):
(1) Click to select the Use a formula to determine which cells to format in the Select a Rule Type box;
(2) In the Format values where this formula is true box, enter =$B2="Apple";
(3) Click the Format button.
(1) In the formula of =$B2="Apple",$B2 is the cell you will check if contains the specific text or value, and "Apple" is the specific text, you can change them as you need. And this formula can only find out cells only containing the specific text or value.
(2) If you want to highlight rows if cells are blank, enter =$B2="" in the Step 3-(2).
(3) If you want to highlight rows if cells begin with specific text, you need to enter =LEFT($B2,5)="Apple"; or to highlight rows if cells end with specific text, enter =RIGHT($B2,5)="Apple".
4. Now the Format Cells dialog box is opening. Go to the Fill tab, specify a background color, and click the OK button.
5. Click OK button to close the New Formatting Rule dialog box.
Then all rows containing the specific content cells in the selected range are highlighted.
With Kutools for Excel's Select Specific Cells feature, we can select the rows if cells contain specific text or value, and then highlight these rows easily in Excel.
1. Select the column where you will find out cells if contain specific text or value.
2. Click the Kutools > Select > Select Specific Cells.
3. In the opening Select Specific Cells dialog box (see above screenshot),
(1) Check the Entire row in the Selection type section;
(2) In the Specific Type section, click the first box and specify the Contains from the drop down list, and then enter the specific text into the following box.
(3) Click the OK button.
4. In the second Select Specific Cell dialog box, click the OK button. And then all cells with the entire rows which contain the specific text or value are selected.
5. Click the Fill Color button on the Home tab, and then specify a highlight color from the drop down list.
Sometimes you may need to highlight the entire row only if its cell contains one of specific values in another column. Kutools for Excel’s Compare Ranges utility provides another workaround to highlight entire rows if cells contain one of specific values easily.
1. Click Kutools > Select > Select Same & Different Cells.
2. In the Select Same & Different Cells dialog box, Please do as follows:
(1) In the Find values in box, please specify the Column whose cells you will check if containing one of specific values;
(2) In the According to box, please specify the column containing the specific values;
(3) In the Based on section, please check the Each row option;
(4) In the Find section please check the Same Values option;
(4) In the Processing of results dialog box, please check the Fill backcolor option and specify the fill color;
(5) Check the Select entire rows option.
3. Click the OK button to apply this utility. And then another Compare Ranges dialog box comes out and show us how many rows have been selected. Just click the OK button to close it.
And then you will see if a cell contains one of specific values in another column, the entire row containing this cell will be highlighted and filled with the specific color.
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- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 months agoIf some row cells are blank does conditional formatting works?? I was trying but it could not select there was some cells blank ...
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoPlease help....... In "Select specif cells" dialogue box, In contains field, I want to give a list instead of a word. and then highlight the entire rows which contains that either of the given text in list partially or completely . Is there a way to achieve this? Thank you!
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoHi Umair Aziz,
In the third method introduced in this article (https://www.extendoffice.com/documents/excel/2525-excel-highlight-row-if-cell-blank-contains-value-text.html#kutools2 ), I have introduced how to highlight row if the column contains any one of values in a list.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoHi , if i type the number 5 , that 5 rows should be need to highlighted. how to do this?
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoHi Donbosoco,
Do you mean highlight every 5 rows alternatively? If so, you can apply Conditional Formatting with formula =MOD(ROW(),5)
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoYou can also apply Kutools for Excel’s Alternate Row / Column Shading feature to highlight every nth rows or columns easily.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoMy excel is become little slow while filter the data for the conditional formatted column. Is there any better solution to do highlight dupes in the same column of excel?
I very frequently use filter option for the conditional formatted columns.
Please help me.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoHi Yoga,
Apply Kutools for Excel’s Select Duplicate & Unique Cells feature to find out and highlight duplicates in one column.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoHow to you conditionally format cells with both numbers and text, based on the number. I Have a column that has entries such as 30 days, 12 days, 84 days...etc I would like to highlight the cells <= 30 green, and >=80 Red. Thank you for your help.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoI did something similar but instead used evaluation statements based on the initial date for that item. In other words I would highlight the cell containing remaining days (30 days, 12 days, etc) based off a calculation of the current date and the initial date which was kept in the cell next to the remaining days. For me 10-30 was red text, 31-60 was yellow text and 0-9 was dark red fill with bold white text. Annoying yes but called attention to it.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoLet's say you have a row, and the first cell currently contains no value. The remaining cells contain values. Now, I wish to input a value into that empty cell. When I do, regardless of the data entered, I wish for the entire row to be highlighted. How do I go about doing this?
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoHi Dylan,
Do you mean highlight the entire row if the specified cell is nonblank? If so, you can:
(1) Select the row
(2) Apply conditional formatting with formula , and the formula is =ISBLANK($A2)=FALSE (A2 is the first cell )
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoConditional Formatting
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- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoThank you very much for the help