Return a % if date in column


Hi there,

I am trying to create a formula where it identifies if there is a date in the Actual Start Column it is 50%, if there is a date in the Actual Start and Finish column it is 100% and no dates is 0%.

I managed to get it to work in excel using IFS but Smartsheet doesnt use IFS.

I tried using IF and OR but still no luck. Have now just tried IF(CONTAINS), I either get INPARESABLE or INCORRECT ARGUMENT.

It is taking to long to figure out myself. Could someone please help?

Thank you

Best Answers

  • AravindGP
    AravindGP ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @Mel Collis

    I assume you have set the Actual Start Date and Actual Finish Date to accept only dates and your % Complete column is formatted as a percentage. If that is the case, you can simplify the formula as =IF([Actual Finish Date]@row <>"", 1, IF([Actual Start Date]@row <> "", 0.5, 0))


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  • Nick Korna
    Nick Korna ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    Hi @Mel Collis,

    To set the column as a percentage, click the column header and press this button on the toolbar:

    This will turn the numbers in the formula already posted into percentages (1=100%, 0.5=50%, etc.).


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