How to create a conditional Format that changes colour the closer it gets to a deadline?

Lo's Pharmacy 20 Reputation points
2024-05-16T13:32:03.1466667+00:00

Hello!

I am trying to create a conditional format that changes colour 3 times , to a deeper shade each time the real time date changes, and is closer to the dead line, the deepest shade being the day of.

lightest shade >7 days to complete

middle shade 3 days to complete

The formatting needs to apply to all cells in the row.

If anyone could give me a step by step I would greatly appreciate that!

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  1. Jiajing Hua-MFST 6,745 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-05-17T03:48:19.66+00:00

    Hi @Lo's Pharmacy

    Thanks for your kind sharing.

    You may also use conditional formatting formula.

    • Select all the cells that you want to apply the conditional formatting.
    • Click Conditional Formatting > New Rule > Use a formula to determine which cells to format > Enter following formulas and set the corresponding fill color. (Here, the Deadline in B column)

    =$B2-TODAY()<=3 ---> middle shade 3 days to complete =$B2-TODAY()>7 ---> lightest shade >7 days to complete

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  1. Lo's Pharmacy 20 Reputation points
    2024-05-16T14:46:25.6566667+00:00

    I Figured it out, but to those wondering, here is how:

    Home

    Conditional formatting

    Highlight cells rules

    A date occurring....

    Pick the time period for the deepest shade, then pick the shade.

    Repeat for the other two with the relevant times and shades.

    To apply to a row.

    Conditional formatting

    Manage rules

    Then select the rule , and the 'Applies to' Section, then just click all the cells / the row you would like to apply the role to.

    Repeat for all shades.

    Hope this is helpful to those struggling.

    Faye Taylor,

    Receptionist at SKF LO Chemist and Pharmacy.

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