I’m trying to use the conditional formatting, traffic light feature
with dates and am finding the new Edit Formula Rule app to be rather
limiting. Hopefully it’s just my ignorance.
Cell E1 contains current date (updated when the workbook is
several other cells have fixed expiration dates. In the expiration
date cells I want traffic lights indicating: red once the date matches
current, yellow seven days in advance, and green anytime the date in
the cell is greater than 7 days beyond the current date.
I can get red and green to work but getting yellow is a
Green value is set to “E1” and Type set to Number
Yellow says “when < formula and” then there
is an option to select >
or “=>” and enter a value. In the value I have tried “=E1+7 just “=7”
etc but all I can accomplish is that yellow never works or will always
work when the date is exceeded with red never working.
I assume that yellows formula in “when < formula and” is
the “value” for green even if number is selected for green instead of
“formula”. Makes me think that I could never create the condition I
If I sound confused it’s because I am! The help feature does not
explain the feature that I can find
Any help will be appreciated.