Conditional Formatting Highlight Cells Criteria


Thank you for the answer below, it was exactly what I was looking for!


     I am attempting to Highlight all blank cells in a table, but this is a little different. I have a table of about 1,000 Rows. This table will be populated manually over time. I would like to hightlight cells with missing information however I need to omit rows that have zero data

In the example attached, row 24 and beyond have zero data and should not be highlighted. I used -

Conditional Formatting -

     Format only cells that contain -

            Format only cells with (Blanks)

Thanks in advance for any help. 




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Variatus (rep: 3828) Jan 15, '20 at 9:07 pm
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Select cell A4 and modify your existing second CF rule to work with this formula.


Leave the Applies To range the way it is now (A4:i502) or change it after applying the new formula.

For your better understanding, COUNTA($A4:$I4) counts the number of entries - text or number - in the given range. It returns zero if there are none. In context COUNTA($A4:$I4) is evaluated like IF(COUNTA($A4:$I4),True,False). In this context the IF function returns True if COUNTA($A4:$I4) is any number other than zero. The syntax below is therefore equivalent.



Thank you for the answer, this was excactly what I was looking for!
mherrman (rep: 2) Jan 15, '20 at 1:38 pm
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