Set the Background Color according to the date using VBA in Microsoft Excel

In this article, we will create a macro to highlight data for the defined date range.
Raw data consists of day-wise details of items sold by agents.




Specify the start and end date, before running the macro. The macro takes the value in cell H8 as the start date and value in H9 as the end date. Click on 'Submit' button to run the macro.




Data between the mentioned dates has been highlighted in yellow color.

Logic explanation

We have created a “Marking” macro to highlight the data, based on the specified date range. This macro is linked to “Submit” button.

Code explanation

StartDate = Cells(8, 8).Value
EndDate = Cells(9, 8).Value

The above code is used to specify the start date and end date.

Set Source = Range("A1:A" & LastRow)

The above code is used to initialize the source data range.

Set Start = Source.Find(CDate(StartDate), LookAt:=xlWhole)

The above code is used to find the first occurrence of specified date.

Range(Cells(Start.Row, 1), Cells(Off.Row, 3)).Select

The above code is used to select the defined range.

Selection.Interior.Color = RGB(255, 255, 0)

The above code is used to highlight the selected range in yellow color.


Please follow below for the code

Option Explicit

Sub Marking()

'Declaring Variables
Dim Source As Range
Dim Start As Range, Off As Range
Dim StartDate As Date
Dim EndDate As Date
Dim LastRow As Long

'Initializing start and end date
StartDate = Cells(8, 8).Value
EndDate = Cells(9, 8).Value

'Getting the row number of the last cell
LastRow = ActiveCell.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeLastCell).Row

'Initializing the source range
Set Source = Range("A1:A" & LastRow)

'Finding the cell containing first reference of the value
Set Start = Source.Find(CDate(StartDate), LookAt:=xlWhole)
Set Off = Source.Find(CDate(EndDate), LookAt:=xlWhole)

'Selecting the range
Range(Cells(Start.Row, 1), Cells(Off.Row, 3)).Select

'Assigning Yellow color to selection
Selection.Interior.Color = RGB(255, 255, 0)

End Sub


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