Conditional Formatting for Pivot Table

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How to use Conditional formatting in Pivot table?

I have months in my pivot table and years (in the row column). How can I set up conditional formatting JUST on the month values?


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We want to highlight the maximum impression in the range in “Pivot Table”.

Follow below given steps:-

  • Select the range H3:J3.
  • Then click on “Conditional Formatting” drop down list will appear, where we have to select “Manage Rules”  dialog box will get open.
  • Select “This Pivot Table” from the drop down list of Show formatting rules for:-

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  • Click on “New Rule”, then define the range where we want to apply the rule.
  • Select value:- Top 1 and then format it with Green color.

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  • Maximum number will get highlighted in the list.

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Note:- Whenever we will refresh the pivot table after add the data in table, conditional formatting will be applicable accordingly.


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