ConditionValue Object

Excel Developer Reference

Represents how the shortest bar or longest bar is evaluated for a data bar conditional formatting rule.

Version Information
 Version Added:  Excel 2007


The ConditionValue object is returned using either the MaxPoint or MinPoint property of the Databar object.

You can change the type of evaluation from the default setting (lowest value for the shortest bar and highest value for the longest bar) by using the Modify method.


The following example creates a range of data and then applies a data bar to the range. You will notice that because there is an extremely low and high value in the range, the middle values have data bars that are of similiar length. To disambiguate the middle values, the sample code uses the ConditionValue object to change how the thresholds are evaluated to percentiles.

Visual Basic for Applications
  Sub CreateDataBarCF()
Dim cfDataBar As Databar

'Create a range of data with a couple of extreme values
With ActiveSheet
    .Range("D1") = 1
    .Range("D2") = 45
    .Range("D3") = 50
    .Range("D2:D3").AutoFill Destination:=Range("D2:D8")
    .Range("D9") = 500
End With

'Create a data bar with default behavior
Set cfDataBar = Selection.FormatConditions.AddDatabar
MsgBox "Because of the extreme values, middle data bars are very similar"

'The MinPoint and MaxPoint properties return a <strong>ConditionValue</strong> object
'which you can use to change threshold parameters
cfDataBar.MinPoint.Modify newtype:=xlConditionValuePercentile, _
cfDataBar.MaxPoint.Modify newtype:=xlConditionValuePercentile, _

End Sub

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