by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 22, 2017)
Amol has 1,000 values in an Excel worksheet, occupying 100 rows of 10 columns each. Each value in this range is an integer value between 0 and 99. Amol needs a way to count and display all the values which are odd and greater than 50.
There are a few ways you can go about counting and displaying, but it is important to understand that these are different tasks. Perhaps the best way to display those values that fit the criteria is to use conditional formatting. You can add a conditional formatting rule to each cell that will make bold or otherwise highlight the desired values. Follow these steps:
Figure 1. The New Formatting Rule dialog box.
Figure 2. The Format Cells dialog box.
If you prefer, you could also use the following formula in step 6:
To get the count of cells that fit the criteria, you could use an array formula:
This formula assumes that the range of cells you want to analyze are named MyCells. Don't forget to enter the cell using Ctrl+Shift+Enter. If you don't want to use an array formula, you could use the following:
You could also use a macro to derive both the cells and the count. The following is a simple version of such a macro; it places the values of the cells matching the criteria into column M and then shows a count of how many cells there were:
Sub SpecialCount() Dim c As Range Dim i As Integer i = 0 For Each c In Range("A2:J101") If c.Value > 50 And c.Value Mod 2 Then i = i + 1 Range("L" & i).Value = c.Value End If Next c MsgBox i & " values are odd and greater than 50", vbOKOnly End Sub
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