Parent Child Conditional Formatting


I would like conditional formatting to automatically apply to all child rows of a formatted parent row. Is that possible? If yes, how do I set that up?

Example: Conditional Formatting turns the parent row row yellow/with blue font if the parent row contains the word Mailing. Child Rows are named Wave 1, Wave 2, Wave 3 etc. They do not contain the word mailing, but I would like the conditional formatting to apply to them same as it applies to the parent row because of their parent/child relationship.

Thank you,


Best Answer

  • Jodi Mackie
    Jodi Mackie ✭✭✭
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    Hi @Andrée Starå

    I don't know if if was the most elegant work around but from your idea, I added a column to the end which I later hid and used =PARENT([NAME COLUMN ]@row) as a column formula in the new row. From there I just expanded the parameters of the conditional formatting rule to include this new column. This seems to cover all the bases.

    Thank you,



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