VW
Qrew Trainee
2 years ago

# Countdown with Conditional Formatting

Hello,

I'm trying to show a countdown of business days to an employee's last day and would like to add conditional formatting as follows:

If the countdown is less than 0 days, just show 0

If the countdown is 3-0 days, bold in red font and highlight field yellow

If the countdown is greater or equal to 4 days, no need to do any conditional formatting

Can you please assist me with the formula and what field type it should be?

I was trying to do a formula along the lines of:

If(ToDays([Last day]-today())<=3,"

"<font color=red><b><div style=\"background-color:yellow;\"</div>"&([Last day]-today()),

([Last day]-today())")

But I know this won't take into account the 3 different formatting and I was getting error messages related to the field type.

Thank you!

### 4 Replies

• Use formula rich text.  You can adjust font size and bolding with this one.

If(ToDays([Last Day]-Today())<=0,"0",

If(ToDays([Last Day]-Today())<=3,
"<span style=\"color:red; font-size:110%; background-color: yellow; font-weight:bold\">" & ToText(ToDays([Last Day]-Today())) & "</span>",

ToText(ToDays([Last Day]-Today()) )))

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Cuong Nguyen
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• VW
Qrew Trainee
Hi.  Thanks, Cuong.  How about having it count business days?  How would I integrate that portion?

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V W
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• VW
Qrew Trainee
I think I got it.  I used:

If((WeekdaySub([Last Day],Today()))<=0,"0",

If((WeekdaySub([Last Day],Today()))<=3,
"<span style=\"color:red; font-size:110%; background-color: yellow; font-weight:bold\">" & ToText(WeekdaySub([Last Day],Today())) & "</span>",

ToText(WeekdaySub([Last Day],Today()) )))

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V W
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