Formula to compare 2 cells and generate the difference on a 3rd cell
Hello all, I am working on a trainings tracker for our project team, and I am a bit stuck. I need to generate a formula that will compare the trainings that are listed in the Required and Completed column cells, and generate the difference on the Outstanding column. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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You may need to add some hidden cells with helper formulas listing each required and if it matched the completed
For example have a column for Required Training A with fomula =if(Contains("Required Training A", [Completed Training]@row, "Complete", "Training Name" and so on for each required training
Then in your outstanding column do =Join and combine all seperate Required Training columns that are not Complete

Hi @Braudy ,
A quick solution would be to use a helper column and then sum the total of outstanding trainings in "Outstanding trainings".
"Completed?" field column formula
=IF(Required@row = "", "", IF(FIND(Required@row, JOIN(Completed:Completed, "")) > 0, "Yes", "No"))
"Outstanding" field cell formula
=COUNTIF([Completed?]:[Completed?], "No")
I would love an elegant solution that did this without the helper column.
Regards,
Neil Egsgard

Thanks @Kristin Randall, given that I am tracking 60+ trainings, would I need to create a separate column for each training in order for your suggestion work?
Thanks for your response @Neil Egsgard, is there a way to list all trainings in one cell? I am hoping to find a way to simplify/consolidate as much as possible since I am tracking a lot of trainings for a large team.
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