Someone on a recent Excel course said that he had been looking at comparing prices from different suppliers for different products and wanted to find minimum prices for each product and highlight them.
This can be done using conditional formatting in Excel.
First select the data area.
On the Home tab, in the Styles group, from the Conditional Formatting dropdown, click New Rule.
From the New Formatting Rule box, select Use a formula to determine which cells to format.
In the Edit the Rule Description box, type = followed by the first cell reference in your dataset , in this case B2. Then we need another = sign, then MIN(the range of columns we are looking at, with that row number). We specify a $ sign in front of the column letters so that Excel know we will always be looking at those columns (they are fixed) but we want to be able to move down from row to row.
Then click Format. Select your relevant formatting preference for the minimum in each row, then click OK twice. The minimum value on each row is highlighted.