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Multiple Condition Conditional Format

Discussion in 'Ask an Excel Question' started by Tripp, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Tripp

    Tripp Member


    I have a list of names with an ID tag of either 1 or 2 against them and a second list of just names.

    I am trying to apply conditional formatting to the second list based on two factors.

    1) Does the name exist in the first list. I can do this with =match(Cell, Array, 0) no problem.

    2) the colour should then depend on the ID tag of 1 or 2 which is on the same row and adjacent column of the name in the first list. e.g.

    List 1
    John Smith | 1 |
    Sam Tucker | 2 |

    Any help appreciated :)
  2. shrivallabha

    shrivallabha Excel Ninja

    You need to create two rules viz.
    - Rule #1 for coloring cell if value is 1.
    - Rule #2 for coloring cell if value is 2.
  3. Tripp

    Tripp Member

    Hi Shrivallabha,

    Yes I understand this but am unsure how to add the second condition. I was thinking something like this but this doesnt work as the second condition doesnt know what row the match is on.

    e.g. for Tag 1: = AND(MATCH(cell,array,0)),(array2 = "1"))
    Tag 2: = AND(MATCH(cell,array,0)),(array2 = "2"))

  4. Peter Bartholomew

    Peter Bartholomew Well-Known Member

    You simply need to look up the ID tag. I used the name 'tag' to refer to the formula:
    = INDEX(IDtag, MATCH(cell,array,0))
    Then the two conditional formats are based on the formulae:

    Any errors (the name is not present) remain unformatted.
    Chirag R Raval likes this.
  5. Tripp

    Tripp Member

    Hi Peter,

    Thank you very much. I was experimenting with index match but forgot to apply the Boolean at the end.

    Cheers :)

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