Trigger a warning - either via automation or conditional formatting


I have a master sheet that I'm using to track the progress of roughly 100 other sheets. I'm pulling in data from those individual sheets of the various status of accounts.

What I'd like to do is have an automation so that if the numbers don't change after a week, an email goes out. Or at a bare minimum conditional formatting that will highlight the cell.

I can't do additional data columns as I want to keep the least amount of manual intervention so I don't want someone to have to enter dates, it would be a logistical nightmare.


  • CodyRussell
    CodyRussell ✭✭✭✭

    I'm not sure about an automation for this issue.

    A simple solution for this would be to add a "Modified Date" column to your grid, then add another column to your grid called "Check" or whatever you'd like.

    In the "Check" column, use the formula "=IF((TODAY() - 7) > Modified@row, "Highlight", "Don't Highlight")" and make it a column formula.

    The apply a conditional format that follows the logic "Check" is "Highlight" apply your desired formatting.

    This will work autonomously, and you can hide the columns once created.

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