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Filter based on color

09/29/15 Edited 12/09/19

Is there a way to filter a sheet based on the color of a cell in a particular column?  So, for example, I set up conditional formatting such that when an item is overdue, a particular cell turns red.  I would then like to filter the sheet such that only the items with that cell as red are shown.

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  • Brett EvansBrett Evans ✭✭✭✭✭

    You could add a simple step to make it possible.  


    Use your conditional formatting logic to assign a value to a cell in a hidden column. 

    Then you can filter on the result in that hidden column.


    Good luck,



  • I don't see a way to do that.  Please advise.  Thanks!!

  • Brett EvansBrett Evans ✭✭✭✭✭

    Create a new column, call it desiredcolor.

    Add logic to new column such as IF( %complete < 1, IF( [Assigned To]6 = "Erika", "Red", "Green"), "Green")


    In your conditional formatting create a rule - "If desiredcolor is Red apply this Formatiing to entire row."  And set the format for the row; red, bold, strikethru, etc. to be whatever you want.




  • Filter your sheet by the same paremeter that you use to set the conditional formatting rule. For example "if due date is in the past and % complete is < 1" (would be two filters).

  • Appreciate your feedback, Brett and Bob!  I will try out your ideas.

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