Date Formula


Hi Brain Trust

I have a sheet with Parent row - with a sub Phase row and then the children - example below

I need the

Light Grey Cells to reflect the earliest date of the children underneath it

The Dark Grey Cells to reflect the earliest date of the light grey cells - there are several of these sub phases

Light Blue Cell to reflect the earliest date of all the dark grey cells(phases)

Is this do able??


  • Matt Johnson
    Matt Johnson ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Susan van Niekerk

    For the earliest date formula with children you can use =MIN(CHILDREN()). For the latest use MAX.

    In my experience when this is needed, I try to make it so no information is manually inputted into the parent rows. That way the parent rows can be locked. Otherwise users tend to not realize there's a formula there and input values over it.

    I hope that helps.


    Matt Johnson

    Sevan Technology

    Smartsheet Aligned Partner

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