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# Formulas and Functions

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## Discussion List

• confused about VLOOKUP across sheets
In Formulas and Functions
I can't figure out how to make the function work or I'm trying to do something not supported. Basically, I want to pull the value of a cell from a row on sheet B and put it in a cell on the same row in sheet A. I'm not looking to perform …
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• Determining Resource Allocation for Resource View
In Formulas and Functions
Hello! I am trying to find a way to determine resource allocation in project plans so that they more accurately reflect the availability of my team in the resource view. We have individual project plans for each project, which all fe…
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• VLOOKUP Confusion
In Formulas and Functions
I'm very confused about how VLOOKUP has been implemented. * Can the search value reference a value in another column in the current row, or can it only be a string enclosed in quotes?  If it can only be a string, it makes the function pre…
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• VLookup Range Changing - UPDATED - RESOLVED
In Formulas and Functions
I have a sheet of VLookups which I get to be working perfectly then when I come back later (sometimes as little as 10-15 minutes) most cells have been changed to "No Match". To fix this I simply have to re-input the range to what…
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• Automating RYG Status Balls Based Off Two Date Columns
In Formulas and Functions
I have two columns "Actual Start Date" and "Actual End Date", I want to have a formula for the status column using the RYG Status balls that will: - Red when nothing is in either of the two cells - Yellow when there i…
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• COUNTIF Formula Question
In Formulas and Functions
I'm trying to determine a COUNTIF formula to show what deliverables are due in the next 7 day period based upon a Due Date column. However, I'd like said formula to only showcase what deliverables are in the next 7 days and ALSO be able to…
42 views 1 comment Most recent by Jim Hook
• Checkbox Formula
In Formulas and Functions
Hi there, I have created a document designed to check off whether or not we have received scores back from our partners using a column of check boxes. I need to input a formula that counts the boxes that have been checked off versus the to…
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• Semicolons in German language settings
In Formulas and Functions
Hi community, I had a hard time with Smartsheet support (used to be different) regarding my issue. Has anyone else with Smartsheet set to german speaking setup the problem described below? Starting some time last week, Smartsheet starte…
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• Formula to have status "ball" change color for blank cell
In Formulas and Functions
I would like to have the status "ball" color change to red if the column cell is blank and green if the column cell has a date entered in it.   PLEASE HELP!!!!!!
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266 views 2 comments Most recent by Mike Wilday
• Defining a range using a variable as the row #
In Formulas and Functions
Hi, Newbie question here. Let's say we have a simple SUM formula: =SUM([Column1]15:[Column4]15) Is there a way to specify the row # using a variable or some kind of reference to a number value in a cell? For example, rather than "…
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