Formula Question - Nested IF


Objective: "Status" column with symbols should update accordingly as per the information in the "% Complete" column which is in percent format

Conditions: If "% Complete" is 100% then "Status" column should show green symbol, If above 70% & less than 100% it should show yellow symbol else red symbol.

Need help with below questions

1.) What is wrong with this formula? It is showing as unparsable

=IF([% Complete]@row = 1, "Green", IF ([% Complete]@row > 0.7, "Yellow", "Red"))

2.) While writing the above formula i observed another issue which is for the formula to work i was supposed to write '1' instead of '100%'. Any idea why system is behaving such way?.

Example: =IF([% Complete]@row = 1, "Green") --> works

but =IF([% Complete]@row = 100%, "Green") --> doesn't work



  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Mangesh W

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Try something like this.

    =IF([% Complete]@row = 1, "Green", IF([% Complete]@row > 0.7, "Yellow", "Red"))

    Did that work/help?

    Regarding the percentage

    Smartsheet looks at the numbers in a column formatted for percentages as values between 0 and 1. You'd need to use decimal values instead for it to work 

    25% = 0,25 (0.25)

    50% = 0,5 (0.5)

    100% = 1

    Depending on your country/region, you'll need to exchange the comma for a period.

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!


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