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At 12:44 18/04/2014 +0200, Franco Noname wrote:
I'm looking for a solution to a problem with Calc similar to many requests I read googling around. Here the question: I have an activity by month table and I want to write in every row the hours employed by some people on that job. I need a way to get a quick look to the entire table so I can visually realize the people/day assignments and redistribute the next activities. There are only few peoples, so I assign a color to everyone and set a background color for the day that person made the job. Example (only 9 days for briefness): Anna: red Marco: green Laura: yellow I need to have as a result the sums based on the background color

I don't know any way to perform a calculation depending on the background colour of relevant cells. The CELL() function returns many properties, but not that one.

But you may be able to achieve what you need another way. Create cells styles with the chosen background colours. Instead of applying the background colour manually, enter the employee's name (or perhaps just an initial letter?) into a suitable column. You may even already have such a column. Then set the background colour of relevant cells using conditional formatting (Format | Conditional Formatting...) - though I think this would restrict you to three employees. Now create your sum formula - probably using SUMIF() - depending on the name data, not the background colours directly.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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