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# Excel Conditional Formatting – Multiple Conditions

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I am trying to put some conditional formatting into a spreadsheet but I have become stuck, I have three things I need to check:

1. Does the name in column A match with one in D
2. Is the date in column E today or earlier
3. Is the date in column G today or later

If all of these conditions are met then the corresponding cell in column A will change colour.

Here’s whats in the table:

• There is a list of staff in column A
• If they are out of office at any time during the week their name will be in column D
• Column E is the start of their time off
• Column G is the end of their time off

So far I can only get it to highlight if the names match, I’m struggling to add the other conditions even after Googling for hours:

``````=NOT(ISNA(VLOOKUP(\$A1,\$D:\$D,1,FALSE)))
``````

I also tried this, to no effect:

``````=AND(\$A2=\$D:\$D,\$E1<TODAY(),\$G1>TODAY())
``````

Any suggestions?

How to&Answers:

You’re close. I tried the following formula and it appears to work:

``````=AND(IFERROR(VLOOKUP(\$A1,\$D:\$E,2,FALSE)<TODAY(),FALSE),IFERROR(VLOOKUP(\$A1,\$D:\$G,4,FALSE)>TODAY(),FALSE))
``````

The result of this is: ### Answer：

@jsheeran’s answer will work. However, if you apply it to many cells, it could become slow due to the VLOOKUP. INDEX/MATCH is a one to one replacement for VLOOKUP and it is faster, more adaptable, and doesn’t break if you were to insert a column between D and E.

``````=AND(
IFERROR(
INDEX(\$E:\$E, MATCH(\$A1,\$D:\$D,0))<=TODAY(),
FALSE
),
IFERROR(
INDEX(\$G:\$G, MATCH(\$A1,\$D:\$D,0))>=TODAY(),
FALSE
)
)
``````