Parent marked as complete as well as the children

Marvin Paisley
edited 10/17/23 in Smartsheet Basics

I'm trying to figure out a formula for when a parent is marked as complete that all the children under are also marked as complete.


  • Debbie Sawyer
    Debbie Sawyer ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Can't you set the child cell to =Parent()

  • Marvin Paisley
    edited 10/17/23

    @Debbie Sawyer unfortunately there are some projects that are more in depth and the children are tracked with different time lines. The goal is if a Parent project is marked off complete as a whole, no matter if your children are more in depth or the project is less intensive it would mark them all off as complete regardless.

  • Debbie Sawyer
    Debbie Sawyer ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 10/18/23

    Maybe have a hidden column that is a copy of the complete column, where the formula in the parent row = Complete@row and the child rows is =Parent(). Then have a Set Value Automation to say when the helper column is set to complete, update the value in Complete@row to show complete too?

    Then the children in the complete column can be tracked to thier own tasks, but when the parent is marked as complete then they get changed too.

    Would that work for you?

    Kind regards