Learn Excel from MrExcel – “Assign A Unique Color Value”: Podcast #1718

May 28, 2013 at 5:40 pm 1 comment


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Mansoor asked an interesting question for today’s New Widescreen Podcast. Can you assign a Color to each Unique Value in a Column, and then automatically re-use that Color when the same Value is entered. Bill understands that in order to perform the required spec, this operation will require a VBA Event Handler Macro to analyze each entry. However, the logic is similar to what you would use in Excel: use =MATCH() to figure out if the Value appears above. If the Value is found, then re-use the Color from the matching Cell. Otherwise, create a random Color using three =RANDBETWEEN() Functions. Follow Bill in Episode #1718 to see how the result is achieved and the Color Values are applied.

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