# Formula Help

edited 06/15/22

Hello Smartsheet Community,

I am trying to figure out how to write a formula to highlight individual cells based on if the "Actual" number inputted into a specific cell is greater than or equal to or less than the "Target" amount. For example, if my "Target" for the month of July is to sell 500 widgets and I actually sold 300, I want the "Actual" cell to turn red. Or, If I sold 500 or more then, I want the "Actual" cell to turn green.

I tried using the conditions workflow, but I could not get it to work. I'm not sure if it's how I have the sheet formatted. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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You would need a separate column to house a formula along the lines of...

=IF(Target@row = "Actual", IF([July 2022]@row< INDEX(COLLECT([July 2022]:[July 2022], [Task Name]:[Task Name], @cell = [Task Name]@row, Target:Target, @cell = "Target"), 1), "red", "green"))

You would then hide this column to keep the sheet looking clean and apply the conditional formatting to be based on this column and applicable only to the [July 2022] column.

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You would need a separate column to house a formula along the lines of...

=IF(Target@row = "Actual", IF([July 2022]@row< INDEX(COLLECT([July 2022]:[July 2022], [Task Name]:[Task Name], @cell = [Task Name]@row, Target:Target, @cell = "Target"), 1), "red", "green"))

You would then hide this column to keep the sheet looking clean and apply the conditional formatting to be based on this column and applicable only to the [July 2022] column.

• Thanks Paul. That formula worked great! I appreciate the help.

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