Parent and Children column status updated according to the Children

edited 08/10/23 in Formulas and Functions

Hello again,

I added this formula for my parent column to be updated once things change in the Children:

=IF(COUNTIFS(CHILDREN(), "Not Started") = COUNT(CHILDREN()), "Not Started", IF(COUNTIFS(CHILDREN(), "In Progress") = COUNT(CHILDREN()), "In Progress", IF(COUNTIFS(CHILDREN(), "On Hold") = COUNT(CHILDREN()), "On Hold", "Completed")))

However, I would like for the status to change for example, I have 4 children rows: once the first one is updated to in progress, parent will be in progress. and will keep in progress until all the Children are completed. But if I complete the 1st children row, the parent also updated to completed


  • jmyzk_cloudsmart_jp
    jmyzk_cloudsmart_jp ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    Will this work?

    • =IF(COUNTIFS(CHILDREN(), "Not Started") = COUNT(CHILDREN()), "Not Started", IF(COUNTIFS(CHILDREN(), "Complete") = COUNT(CHILDREN()), "Complete", IF(COUNTIFS(CHILDREN(), "On Hold") = COUNT(CHILDREN()), "On Hold", "In Progress")))
  • It did work until this. It doesn't change from "In Progress", even if the children are completed and Oh Hold

  • jmyzk_cloudsmart_jp
    jmyzk_cloudsmart_jp ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Nandafc

    Oh, you want to make "Complete" + "On Hold" = "Complete"!.

    Then, try this.

    • =IF(COUNTIFS(CHILDREN(), "Not Started") = COUNT(CHILDREN()), "Not Started", IF(COUNTIFS(CHILDREN(), "On Hold") = COUNT(CHILDREN()), "On Hold", IF(COUNTIFS(CHILDREN(), "Complete") + COUNTIFS(CHILDREN(), "On Hold") = COUNT(CHILDREN()), "Complete", "In Progress")))

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