Automating Start Date



In my sheet I have a "Start Date" column that I would like to automate. In a separate status column I have a drop down option that includes, "Not-Started", "In Progress", "Completed". Once the status column is switched to "In Progress" I would like the Start Date column to automatically post the current date. Once that date is posted I would like to use that initial date indefinitely, unless the status column is switched back to "Not-Started".

Does anyone have ideas for a possible formula or other solution for this?


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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @PatK

    I hope you're well and safe!

    You can use a workflow combined with the record a date action to register the date when the status column changes.

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!


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