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How to highlight cell if value is greater than another cell in Excel?

To compare the values in two columns, such as, if the value in column B is greater than the value in column C in the same row, then highlight the values from column B as below screenshot shown. In this article, I’m going to introduce some methods for highlighting cell if value greater than another cell in Excel.

Highlight cell if value is greater than another cell Conditional Formatting

To highlight the cells whose values are greater than the values in another column in the same row, the Conditional Formatting in Excel can do you a favor.

1. Select the data list that you want to highlight, and then click Home > Conditional Formatting > New Rue, see screenshot:

2. In the opened New Formatting Rule dialog box:

  • Click Use a formula to determine which cells to format from the Select a Rule Type list box;
  • Type this formula: =B2>C2 into the Format values where this formula is true textbox;
  • And then, click Format button.

3. In the popped-out Format Cells dialog, under the Fill tab, choose one color you like to highlight the greater values with, see screenshot:

4. Then, click OK > OK to close the dialog boxes. Now, you can see the values in column B greater than the values in column C based on the row are highlighted at once, see screenshot:

Tips: To skip the blank cell when highlighting a cell value greater than another cell, please use this formula: =AND(B2>C2, $C2<>"") into the Conditional Formatting.

And you will get the result as below screenshot shown:

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