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Conditional formatting based on value in current row


I am using code similar to the below to place data in my spreadsheet. This works very well, using the ImportDataTable method.

In one column, I have a numeric field showing how many 'problems' there are with that record. I'd like all (populated) cells in that row to have a different background where that value is above 0 on that row.

I've looked at the related docs and tried several things, but the formula examples seem to reference a specific cell (eg A1) rather than a moving one (eg if this is row 10 I want it to be C10, but if it's row 20 I want it to be C20). I figure I either need a formula that references 'current row' somehow, or I need to access the 'current row' as the ImportDataTable method goes down through the rows.


int defaultStartRow = 9;

int defaultStartCol = 0;

// Create a style to apply for the header - just bold for now

Aspose.Cells.Style DataHeaderStyle = book.Worksheets["Template"].Cells["A2"].GetStyle();

DataHeaderStyle.Font.IsBold = true;

//Not creating new sheet at the moment

//Worksheet sheet = new Worksheet();

// Copy the template sheet and get the returned index of the new sheet

int sheetIndex = book.Worksheets.AddCopy("Template");

Worksheet sheet = book.Worksheets[sheetIndex];

sheet.Name = "Unfiltered";

// Place data and format header.

sheet.Cells.ImportDataTable(dt, true, defaultStartRow, defaultStartColumn, dt.Rows.Count, dt.Columns.Count, false, "mm/dd/yyyy");


sheet.AutoFilter.Range = "A10:" + CellsHelper.ColumnIndexToName(sheet.Cells.MaxDataColumn) + "65000";



//Adds an empty conditional formatting

int index = sheet.ConditionalFormattings.Add();

//Initialize FormatConditionCollection from newly inserted Index

FormatConditionCollection fcs = sheet.ConditionalFormattings[index];

//Sets the conditional format range.

CellArea ca = new CellArea();

ca.StartColumn = defaultStartColumn;

ca.StartRow = defaultStartRow;

ca.EndColumn = defaultStartColumn + dt.Columns.Count;

ca.EndRow = defaultStartRow + dt.Rows.Count;

//Assign FormatConditionCollection the Area


//Adds condition.

int conditionIndex = fcs.AddCondition(FormatConditionType.Expression);

int columnTarget = 10;

//Sets the background color.

FormatCondition fc = fcs[conditionIndex];

// **********

// **********

// NEED FORMULA THAT SAYS 'if column 10 in the current row is > 0, trigger the format'

fc.Formula1 = "=IF...";

//Set BackgroundColor

fc.Style.BackgroundColor = Color.Red;


Thanks for your posting and using the Aspose.Cells for .NET.

Please provide us your actual and expected output file. You can create one or both manually using Ms-Excel for illustration.

Also provide us your simple runnable code/project to look into this issue.

We will help you asap.

Many thanks. I've actually worked out the issue but appreciate your efforts.



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