In data analysis and MIS reporting, we often get the need to highlight the top and bottom values. This helps us to easily identify focus areas. In this article, we will learn how we can highlight the 3 lowest values in Excel data set, using conditional formatting.
Let’s see an example to see how we can do this.
Example: Highlight 3 lowest values in a data set
In range A2:C7 I have a formula =RANDBETWEEN(10,100). This formula generates a random number between 10 and 100, in each cell, whenever a change made in the file. I want to highlight the smallest 3 numbers in this range.
To highlight the smallest three value in excel, follow these steps:
This was easy. But things get a little bit tricky when we add another criteria for highlighting bottom values. Here I have prepared a tutorial on how to highlight lowest 3 values in range with criteria. Go check it out.
So, yeah this how you can highlight bottom 3 values in a range. Using this method you highlight n number of bottom values. There's no restriction in excel for that. If you have any doubts on this article or any other excel topic, mention it in the comments section below.
Highlight Top 3 Values in a Range.
Highlight Bottom 3 Values in a Range with Criteria.
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