Conditional Formatting w/ criteria in a row vs a column

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Hello,

I have a grid with a row at the bottom that has either 100 or 0 in each column. I would like to create a conditional formatting rule that will highlight the column based on data in that single row. Conditional formatting rules look at criteria in columns rather than rows so I am wondering if anyone has come across the as a need and a solution.

Thank you in advance.

Khari

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  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @Khari Shiver

    I hope you're well and safe!

    You would need to create a so-called helper column and sheet summary field for each column, then reference the cell(s) in the sheet with 100/0 in the sheet summary and then reference the sheet summary in the corresponding helper column and use that for the conditional formatting rules.

    Make sense?

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!

    Best,

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @Khari Shiver

    I hope you're well and safe!

    You would need to create a so-called helper column and sheet summary field for each column, then reference the cell(s) in the sheet with 100/0 in the sheet summary and then reference the sheet summary in the corresponding helper column and use that for the conditional formatting rules.

    Make sense?

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    Did my post(s) help or answer your question or solve your problem? Please support the Community by marking it Insightful/Vote Up, Awesome, or/and as the accepted answer. It will make it easier for others to find a solution or help to answer!

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    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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  • Khari Shiver
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    I considered that but we have roughly 50 columns so I'm not sure it's a scalable solution. Thank you for the input.

    Khari