The Excel Office Software allows defined functions to be executed in the Excel Worksheets by a user. Instead of a

**formula based on the color of a cell**, it is better to write a function that can

**detect the color of the cell** and manipulate the data accordingly. Some knowledge of programming concepts such as if-else conditions and looping may be useful to write user defined functions for inclusion in Excel worksheets. To write a function to determine the color of a cell, the

**Interior.Color object** can be used. Therefore, it is better to write a function instead of a

**formula based on the color of the cell** for operations.

## Issue

I need to create a formula in Excel.

Suppose cell A1 is colored Red - I need to put a formula in cell B1, where the result should be "Yes" if the color of cell A1 is Red, and "No", if cell A1 is another color or no color.

I need help creating this formula in Excel 2007. </gras>

## Solution

*If you are looking for a formula, I am not sure if there is an inbuilt Excel formula existing already that can do this; but you can create your own function to do it. *
Public Function dispColorIndex(targetCell As Range) As Variant
Dim colorIndex As Long
colorIndex = targetCell.Interior.Color
If (colorIndex = 255) Then
dispColorIndex = "YES"
Else
dispColorIndex = "NO"
End If
End Function

As per your example, in B1 enter:

=dispColorIndex(A1)

## Note

Thanks to

rizvisa1 for this tip on the forum.

Published by

aakai1056.

Latest update on November 6, 2012 at 08:22 AM by Jeff.