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Default problem with udf

Post the UDF code and describe how you are using it in connection with CF.


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP

On Fri, 26 Sep 2008 06:29:20 -0700, Bertus Swanepoel wrote:

Hi, I have done this the UDF way, but now excel behaves strangely. I have applied the conditional formatting to cells in Sheet2. If I want to pick up a value from sheet 2 in sheet1 (formula in sheet 1 A1: ='Sheet2'!B6), nothing happend in sheet 1. Instead excel inputs a formula in a random cell in sheet 2 which refers to itself creating a circular reference. When I clear the conditional formatting from sheet 2 all is fine. Has anyone experienced this?



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Hi,

The UDF code is:

Function IsFormula(cell_ref As Range)
IsFormula = cell_ref.HasFormula
End Function

The conditional formatting formula I use is:
=isformula(A1)
I then select the cells I want to apply this to in the applies to section.

I have another conditional format to format all other text differently:
=ISBLANK(A1) = FALSE

So in sheet 1 I enter in E31: = 'Sheet2'!C28. when I hit enter E31 in Sheet
1 remains blank but in sheet2'!E32 a formula is entered saying Sheet1!D26.








"Gord Dibben" wrote:

Post the UDF code and describe how you are using it in connection with CF.


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP

On Fri, 26 Sep 2008 06:29:20 -0700, Bertus Swanepoel wrote:

Hi, I have done this the UDF way, but now excel behaves strangely. I have applied the conditional formatting to cells in Sheet2. If I want to pick up a value from sheet 2 in sheet1 (formula in sheet 1 A1: ='Sheet2'!B6), nothing happend in sheet 1. Instead excel inputs a formula in a random cell in sheet 2 which refers to itself creating a circular reference. When I clear the conditional formatting from sheet 2 all is fine. Has anyone experienced this?



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Default problem with udf

I see what you mean but only if I enter an = sign in sheet1 E31 then point
and click on sheet2 C28.

If I enter =sheet2!C28 all works OK.

I cannot explain why the point and click reacts as it does.


Gord

On Thu, 16 Oct 2008 03:09:00 -0700, Bertus
wrote:

Hi,

The UDF code is:

Function IsFormula(cell_ref As Range)
IsFormula = cell_ref.HasFormula
End Function

The conditional formatting formula I use is:
=isformula(A1)
I then select the cells I want to apply this to in the applies to section.

I have another conditional format to format all other text differently:
=ISBLANK(A1) = FALSE

So in sheet 1 I enter in E31: = 'Sheet2'!C28. when I hit enter E31 in Sheet
1 remains blank but in sheet2'!E32 a formula is entered saying Sheet1!D26.








"Gord Dibben" wrote:

Post the UDF code and describe how you are using it in connection with CF.


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP

On Fri, 26 Sep 2008 06:29:20 -0700, Bertus Swanepoel wrote:

Hi, I have done this the UDF way, but now excel behaves strangely. I have applied the conditional formatting to cells in Sheet2. If I want to pick up a value from sheet 2 in sheet1 (formula in sheet 1 A1: ='Sheet2'!B6), nothing happend in sheet 1. Instead excel inputs a formula in a random cell in sheet 2 which refers to itself creating a circular reference. When I clear the conditional formatting from sheet 2 all is fine. Has anyone experienced this?




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Default Same problem

I have the same problem with this function - was a solution ever found?



Gord Dibben wrote:

I see what you mean but only if I enter an = sign in sheet1 E31 then pointand
16-Oct-08

I see what you mean but only if I enter an = sign in sheet1 E31 then point
and click on sheet2 C28.

If I enter =sheet2!C28 all works OK.

I cannot explain why the point and click reacts as it does.


Gord

On Thu, 16 Oct 2008 03:09:00 -0700, Bertus
wrote:

Previous Posts In This Thread:

On Wednesday, August 13, 2008 8:59 PM
Jean-Mar wrote:

Conditional format if cell contains formula
Is there a way (conditional formatting?) to apply a different format to cells
that contain a formula, as opposed to cells that have a directly entered
value?

On Thursday, August 14, 2008 12:09 AM
YongHen wrote:

sure.
sure.

here's an example

A B C D E F G
1 no1 no2 no3 no4 no5 no6
2 ticket1 2 15 26 27 36 38
3 ticket2 1 12 13 15 24 34
4 ticket3 3 5 20 28 37 40
5
6 drawn 3 15 25 26 47 49

1. Select cells B2:G4
2. Select Conditional Formatting
3. Choose Formula Is (as opposed to Cell value is)
4. For the formula, use the CountIf function:
=COUNTIF($B$6:$G$6,B2)
5. Click the Format button.
6. Select formatting options (choose a color for the cell), click OK

What happens is that the conditional formatting formula will evaluate each
cell to see if it should "count" according to the criteria. Once it is
"counted", it will apply the format to the cell.

Try it, its fun.

Yong Heng


"Jean-Marc" wrote:

On Thursday, August 14, 2008 12:39 AM
JeanMar wrote:

Thanks, but you misunderstood my question.
Thanks, but you misunderstood my question. I am familiar with the operation
of conditional formats. Here is a simple example of what I want to achieve:
Cell A1 contains value '1'
Cell A2 contains value '2'
Cell A3 contains formula '=SUM(A1:A2)'

Now what I would like is for cell A3 to be shown on a blue background,
because it is a formula, whilst cells A1 and A2 should remain in the default
format, because they are manually entered values. Basically is there an Excel
function that is able to detect whether a cell is a formula or a single
value? In other words, if the cell entry starts with '=', then I would like
it to be formatted differently. Sounds easy, but I am stumped. Excel seems to
only consider the *Value* in a cell, but not whether that value comes from a
manual entry or a formula calculation.

"Yong Heng" wrote:

On Thursday, August 14, 2008 1:17 AM
Peo Sjoblom wrote:

You can use Excel 4 macro in a defined name formula to check if cell has a
You can use Excel 4 macro in a defined name formula to check if cell has a
formula, using you example
do insertnamedefine, in the source box put

=GET.CELL(6,Sheet1!$A1)

and in the name box type in something descriptive like

FormulaIs

click OK


Select A1:A3
with A1 as the active cell, do formatconditional formatting, select formula
is
and use

=LEFT(FormulaIs)="="

or in a pedagogic manner

=LEFT(FormulaIs,1)="="

you can actually leave out 1 if you just want one character

now click the format button and select format and click OK twice


--


Regards,


Peo Sjoblom





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On Thursday, August 14, 2008 1:37 AM
JeanMar wrote:

Conditional format if cell contains formula
Excellent - works great. Thanks. You are a guru.

"Peo Sjoblom" wrote:

On Thursday, August 14, 2008 1:59 AM
T. Valko wrote:

Conditional format if cell contains formula
You can use a UDF (user defined function):

Function IsFormula(cell_ref As Range)
IsFormula = cell_ref.HasFormula
End Function

To use this:

Open the VBE editor: ALT F11
Open the Project Explorer: CTRL R
Locate your file name in the project explorer pane on the left.
Right click the file name
Select: InsertModule
Copy the code above and paste into the window on the right
Return back to Excel: ALT Q

Set the conditional formatting...
Select the cell(s) in question. Assume this is cell A1.
Goto FormatConditional Formatting
Formula Is: =IsFormula(A1)
Click the Format button
Select the desired style(s)
OK out


--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP


"Jean-Marc" wrote in message
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On Thursday, August 14, 2008 2:17 AM
JeanMar wrote:

Conditional format if cell contains formula
Thanks. Very elegant solution.

"T. Valko" wrote:

On Thursday, August 14, 2008 1:32 PM
T. Valko wrote:

You're welcome. Thanks for the feedback!
You're welcome. Thanks for the feedback!

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

On Friday, September 26, 2008 9:29 AM
Bertus Swanepoel wrote:

problem with udf
Hi, I have done this the UDF way, but now excel behaves strangely. I have applied the conditional formatting to cells in Sheet2. If I want to pick up a value from sheet 2 in sheet1 (formula in sheet 1 A1: ='Sheet2'!B6), nothing happend in sheet 1. Instead excel inputs a formula in a random cell in sheet 2 which refers to itself creating a circular reference. When I clear the conditional formatting from sheet 2 all is fine. Has anyone experienced this?

On Friday, September 26, 2008 9:31 AM
Bertus Swanepoel wrote:

Conditional format if cell contains formula
Hi, I have done this the UDF way, but now excel behaves strangely. I have applied the conditional formatting to cells in Sheet2. If I want to pick up a value from sheet 2 in sheet1 (formula in sheet 1 A1: ='Sheet2'!B6), nothing happend in sheet 1. Instead excel inputs a formula in a random cell in sheet 2 which refers to itself creating a circular reference. When I clear the conditional formatting from sheet 2 all is fine. Has anyone experienced this? I am working in Excel 2007.

thanks

On Thursday, October 16, 2008 6:09 AM
Bertu wrote:

problem with udf
Hi,

The UDF code is:

Function IsFormula(cell_ref As Range)
IsFormula = cell_ref.HasFormula
End Function

The conditional formatting formula I use is:
=isformula(A1)
I then select the cells I want to apply this to in the applies to section.

I have another conditional format to format all other text differently:
=ISBLANK(A1) = FALSE

So in sheet 1 I enter in E31: = 'Sheet2'!C28. when I hit enter E31 in Sheet
1 remains blank but in sheet2'!E32 a formula is entered saying Sheet1!D26.








"Gord Dibben" wrote:

On Thursday, October 16, 2008 2:40 PM
Gord Dibben wrote:

I see what you mean but only if I enter an = sign in sheet1 E31 then pointand
I see what you mean but only if I enter an = sign in sheet1 E31 then point
and click on sheet2 C28.

If I enter =sheet2!C28 all works OK.

I cannot explain why the point and click reacts as it does.


Gord

On Thu, 16 Oct 2008 03:09:00 -0700, Bertus
wrote:

On Sunday, June 07, 2009 6:26 PM
Martin wrote:

how to use this UDF to format that a formual is not present :-)
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Default You're welcome. Thanks for the feedback!

Just wanted to reinforce the feedback. Indeed very elegant...clarity of thought and code.

On Wednesday, August 13, 2008 8:59 PM Jean-Mar wrote:


Is there a way (conditional formatting?) to apply a different format to cells
that contain a formula, as opposed to cells that have a directly entered
value?



On Thursday, August 14, 2008 12:09 AM YongHen wrote:


sure.

here's an example

A B C D E F G
1 no1 no2 no3 no4 no5 no6
2 ticket1 2 15 26 27 36 38
3 ticket2 1 12 13 15 24 34
4 ticket3 3 5 20 28 37 40
5
6 drawn 3 15 25 26 47 49

1. Select cells B2:G4
2. Select Conditional Formatting
3. Choose Formula Is (as opposed to Cell value is)
4. For the formula, use the CountIf function:
=COUNTIF($B$6:$G$6,B2)
5. Click the Format button.
6. Select formatting options (choose a color for the cell), click OK

What happens is that the conditional formatting formula will evaluate each
cell to see if it should "count" according to the criteria. Once it is
"counted", it will apply the format to the cell.

Try it, its fun.

Yong Heng


"Jean-Marc" wrote:



On Thursday, August 14, 2008 12:39 AM JeanMar wrote:


Thanks, but you misunderstood my question. I am familiar with the operation
of conditional formats. Here is a simple example of what I want to achieve:
Cell A1 contains value '1'
Cell A2 contains value '2'
Cell A3 contains formula '=SUM(A1:A2)'

Now what I would like is for cell A3 to be shown on a blue background,
because it is a formula, whilst cells A1 and A2 should remain in the default
format, because they are manually entered values. Basically is there an Excel
function that is able to detect whether a cell is a formula or a single
value? In other words, if the cell entry starts with '=', then I would like
it to be formatted differently. Sounds easy, but I am stumped. Excel seems to
only consider the *Value* in a cell, but not whether that value comes from a
manual entry or a formula calculation.

"Yong Heng" wrote:



On Thursday, August 14, 2008 1:17 AM Peo Sjoblom wrote:


You can use Excel 4 macro in a defined name formula to check if cell has a
formula, using you example
do insertnamedefine, in the source box put

=GET.CELL(6,Sheet1!$A1)

and in the name box type in something descriptive like

FormulaIs

click OK


Select A1:A3
with A1 as the active cell, do formatconditional formatting, select formula
is
and use

=LEFT(FormulaIs)="="

or in a pedagogic manner

=LEFT(FormulaIs,1)="="

you can actually leave out 1 if you just want one character

now click the format button and select format and click OK twice


--


Regards,


Peo Sjoblom





"Jean-Marc" wrote in message
...



On Thursday, August 14, 2008 1:37 AM JeanMar wrote:


Excellent - works great. Thanks. You are a guru.

"Peo Sjoblom" wrote:



On Thursday, August 14, 2008 1:59 AM T. Valko wrote:


You can use a UDF (user defined function):

Function IsFormula(cell_ref As Range)
IsFormula = cell_ref.HasFormula
End Function

To use this:

Open the VBE editor: ALT F11
Open the Project Explorer: CTRL R
Locate your file name in the project explorer pane on the left.
Right click the file name
Select: InsertModule
Copy the code above and paste into the window on the right
Return back to Excel: ALT Q

Set the conditional formatting...
Select the cell(s) in question. Assume this is cell A1.
Goto FormatConditional Formatting
Formula Is: =IsFormula(A1)
Click the Format button
Select the desired style(s)
OK out


--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP


"Jean-Marc" wrote in message
...



On Thursday, August 14, 2008 2:17 AM JeanMar wrote:


Thanks. Very elegant solution.

"T. Valko" wrote:



On Thursday, August 14, 2008 1:32 PM T. Valko wrote:


You're welcome. Thanks for the feedback!

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP



On Friday, September 26, 2008 9:29 AM Bertus Swanepoel wrote:


Hi, I have done this the UDF way, but now excel behaves strangely. I have applied the conditional formatting to cells in Sheet2. If I want to pick up a value from sheet 2 in sheet1 (formula in sheet 1 A1: ='Sheet2'!B6), nothing happend in sheet 1. Instead excel inputs a formula in a random cell in sheet 2 which refers to itself creating a circular reference. When I clear the conditional formatting from sheet 2 all is fine. Has anyone experienced this?



On Friday, September 26, 2008 9:31 AM Bertus Swanepoel wrote:


Hi, I have done this the UDF way, but now excel behaves strangely. I have applied the conditional formatting to cells in Sheet2. If I want to pick up a value from sheet 2 in sheet1 (formula in sheet 1 A1: ='Sheet2'!B6), nothing happend in sheet 1. Instead excel inputs a formula in a random cell in sheet 2 which refers to itself creating a circular reference. When I clear the conditional formatting from sheet 2 all is fine. Has anyone experienced this? I am working in Excel 2007.



thanks



On Thursday, October 16, 2008 6:09 AM Bertu wrote:


Hi,

The UDF code is:

Function IsFormula(cell_ref As Range)
IsFormula = cell_ref.HasFormula
End Function

The conditional formatting formula I use is:
=isformula(A1)
I then select the cells I want to apply this to in the applies to section.

I have another conditional format to format all other text differently:
=ISBLANK(A1) = FALSE

So in sheet 1 I enter in E31: = 'Sheet2'!C28. when I hit enter E31 in Sheet
1 remains blank but in sheet2'!E32 a formula is entered saying Sheet1!D26.








"Gord Dibben" wrote:



On Thursday, October 16, 2008 2:40 PM Gord Dibben wrote:


I see what you mean but only if I enter an = sign in sheet1 E31 then point
and click on sheet2 C28.

If I enter =sheet2!C28 all works OK.

I cannot explain why the point and click reacts as it does.


Gord

On Thu, 16 Oct 2008 03:09:00 -0700, Bertus
wrote:



On Sunday, June 07, 2009 6:26 PM Martin wrote:


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On Tuesday, March 16, 2010 5:07 PM Mike N wrote:


I have the same problem with this function - was a solution ever found?



On Saturday, October 16, 2010 2:42 AM monu 1123 wrote:


How can we apply this in openoffice calc spreadsheets??

what modifications will be require?



On Thursday, January 13, 2011 6:43 AM Martin Ruf wrote:


Hi Biff,



I used your suggestion and it worked perfectly! It was exactly what I wanted to do...

But after I saved my file the conditional formatting function didn't work anymore... I have no idea why?!?



So when I look in the creatded module thingy it still states

your suggested formula:



Function IsFormula(cell_ref As Range)

IsFormula = cell_ref.HasFormula

End Function



Also the conditional formatting formula is still there =IsFormula(M1) (M in my case)

It is supposed to highlight cells with formula in red colour and values (no formulas) in white (actually in green since this is my background colour).

Anyhow... everything is green after I saved the file.

Any suggestions from your side?



Thanks in advance and best regards,

Martin



On Thursday, January 13, 2011 8:17 AM Martin Ruf wrote:


Nevermind... didn't activate macros. So problem solved :P






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On Thursday, 14 August 2008 07:59:01 UTC+7, Jean-Marc wrote:
Is there a way (conditional formatting?) to apply a different format to cells
that contain a formula, as opposed to cells that have a directly entered
value?

The opposite is possible to the same end.
mark the cell range, whole sheet or sheets
apply conditional formatting
select "custom formular is"
enter =isnumber(A1)
select color

This will color code all fields with numbers added with the designated color and leave all cells with formular or text in standard color.


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