Identify colored cells Excel worksheet and perform actions

How to identify colored cells in Excel worksheet and perform actions with VBA. We use a ‘for next’ loop with and ‘IF’ condition. Then we perform actions like finding the total value of the colored cells and their count also with VBA. Watch the training video to learn how to do this quickly and easily:

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Here’s the complete VBA code:

Sub identifyColoredCells()
Dim sum As Long, count As Long
sum = 0
count = 0
For i = 2 To 8
If Cells(i, 2).Interior.ColorIndex = 3 Then
‘MsgBox Cells(i, 2).Address & ” is red ” & “and value is ” & Cells(i, 2).Value
sum = sum + Cells(i, 2).Value
count = count + 1
End If
Next i
MsgBox “The red cells count is ” & count
MsgBox “The total value of red colored cells is ” & sum
End Sub

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