Change a cell content according with the color of another cell

Carlos - Updated on Apr 9, 2017 at 05:36 AM
 Blocked Profile - Apr 9, 2017 at 03:06 PM
I´m using Excel and need to change the VALUE of a cell (need to appear "-") if the COLOR of another cell is PURPLE.
After digging around with conditional formatting, I'm looking the IF function but I can´t find wich property I could use to give me the color of a cell.
Any help is wellcome!
Thanks in advance!

PS: I´ll post back if I manage to work it out!...

PS2: There is a property called "Cell" wich has a "color" code but still isn't giving me what I need...

1 response

That Cell is a function, and in this case, "the value 1 if the cell is formatted in color for negative values; otherwise returns 0 (zero)."

You can write a user defined function in such a manner...
press Alt-F11, and Insert New Module

In that module define a new function such as:
Function ColorN(Cell_Color As Range)  
ColorN = Cell_Color.Interior.ColorIndex  
End Function

Now in the cell(A1) that you want to see what the color is type in

And if B4 is Purple, that cell will display the index of purple .

Now Change your cell Into a "-" based on a value in A1.

I hope this helps!

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