Conditional formatting


C

CellShocked

Hi. I have a table which changes its header depending on the color
assigned to a certain programming planner's program.

I currently have to author a new set of conditional formatting rules
for each program I add.

I will revert this to name the colors I use and assign the programs to
those colors, and thereby reduce the number of rules I have to draft.

It would be nice to be able to draft these rules in a table form
instead of one at a time, and the name manager has a similar issue.

Does MS intend to make these small internally referenced databases more
easy to manage and edit? it would sure make it easier to create a more
elaborate and complex spreadsheet workbook.

And I can format an area based on the value of a range named cell, but
it would be nice to be able to define an area, and a reference indicator
in a table.

want a new user to be able to add a new program, and even a new color
assignment, and it not require me to code and write updates to the entire
workbook each time.

I guess the right way is to define the entire set of colors I want to
use and then give each a name coding, and when that name is in the range
named cell, the area defined in the rule changes formatting. And give
the users a set list. If they want to add a new color, an updated
workbook is needed.

So, not so much help, but I guess I am looking for confirmation. Does
it seem like I am moving in the right direction?

And is MS ever going to make a 'name manager engine', or 'conditional
formatting rule database manager' type thing?
 
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G

GS

Well.., I think the CF might be easier to manage if you handled it via
a userform, where you could implement a color picker. You could assign
a name for each new program added, and set the CF for it by code.

Have you tried Jan Karel Pieterse's "Name Manager" addin?

www.jkp-ads.com

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C

CellShocked

Well.., I think the CF might be easier to manage if you handled it via
a userform, where you could implement a color picker. You could assign
a name for each new program added, and set the CF for it by code.

I was more along the lines of polling the planner to select the color
from a set list. From there forward, the work order selection will
define "PrgClr". Then, I only need the number of CFs that match my
defined set of available colors. Via formula as:

=PrgClr="TAN"
or (and)
=PrgClr="GLD"
or
=PrgClr="YEL"
or
=PrgClr="BLU"

Etc.


And set the formatting for each of those criterion elements.

Currrently, I have to set one up for each newly added "program".

Way more CF rule entries. This way, I only need to define the number of
CFs that match my closed set of available colors, and make the "program"
name include their assigned color in that row of data entries.
Have you tried Jan Karel Pieterse's "Name Manager" addin?
Not as yet.

Thanks, bud.
 

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