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How to apply conditional formatting to a column based on another column in Excel?

Have you ever tried to apply conditional formatting to a column based on values in a separate column in Excel? This tutorial will guide you how to solve the problem.

Apply conditional formatting based on values in another column
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Apply conditional formatting based on values in another column

Supposing you have a table as the below screenshot shown, and want to highlight cells in column B if the adjacent cell values in column C are greater than 800, please apply the Conditional Formatting function as follows.

1. Select the column cells you will highlight (here I select range B2:B13), and then click Home > Conditional Formatting > New Rule.

2. In the New Formatting Rule dialog box, please configure as follows.

  • 2.1 Click Use a formula to determine which cells to format option in the Select a Rule Type section;
  • 2.2 Copy the below formula into the Format values where this formula is true box;
  • =$C2>800
  • 2.3 Click the Format button to specify a fill color;
  • 2.4 Click the OK button. See screenshot:

Note: In the formula, $C2 is the first cell of the column that contains the criteria you need, and >800 is the criteria you will highlight cells based on. Please change them to meet your needs.

You can see cells in column B are highlighted by certain fill color if the adjacent cells in column C are more than 800.


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