Note: Excel contain a conditional formatting "preset" that highlights top values. However, using a formula instead provides more flexibility.
How this formula works
This formula uses two named ranges: data (B4:G11) and input (F2). These are for readability and convenience only. If you don't want to use named ranges, make sure you use absolute references for both of these ranges in the formula.
This formula is based on the LARGE function, which returns the nth largest value from a range or array of values. The range appears as the first argument in LARGE, and the value for "n" appears as the second:
In the example, the input value (F2) is 5, so LARGE will return the 5th largest value in the data, which is 110. The formula then compares each value in the data range with 110, using the greater than or equal to operator:
To highlight the smallest (bottom) values in a set of data with conditional formatting, you can use a formula based on the SMALL function . In the example shown, the formula used for conditional formatting is: = B4 <= SMALL ( data , input ) Note...
Note: Excel contains built-in "presets" for highlighting values above / below / equal to certain values, but if you want more flexibility you can apply conditional formatting with your own formula as explained in this article. If you want to...
The Excel LARGE function returns numeric values based on their position in a list when sorted by value. In other words, it can retrive "nth largest" values - largest value, 2nd largest value, 3rd lagest value, etc.
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