I'm having an issue with conditional formatting using the INDIRECT function. I'm doing something similar to Using INDIRECT and AND/IF for conditional formatting , but the only answer there isn't working for me.
Basically, I want to highlight rows where B is not blank and F is blank. INDIRECT will work for ONE of the conditions, but
= AND(INDIRECT("B"&ROW()) > 0, INDIRECT("F"&ROW()) = "")
does not work at all.
The answer in the question points to replacing the references with relative ones, so I'm thinking this should work:
= AND ($B2 > 0, $F2 = "")
But it does not, nor does ISBLANK($F@) or ISEMPTY($F2) (the cell contains a formula that sometimes will return "", I want the row highlighted in these cases but only when something is in column B).
Am I missing something about relative references? Why doesn't INDIRECT work with AND/OR?