Is there a formula to add check boxes from a row?

I have a form, where the form user is checking click boxes. I am trying to total the number of check boxes so I can total their entry quickly. Is this possible?

I have tried adding columns to give the check boxes a value, then tried counting those added columns. I am at a loss, and feeling like it can not do what I am trying to ask Smartsheet to do.



  • KPH
    KPH ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You can count the number of checked checkboxes in a column using a COUNTIF formula. For example, if your checkboxes are in a column called Column2, the formula would be:

    =COUNTIF([Column2]:[Column2], 1)

    This means, count if the value is colum2 is 1 (i.e. checked).

    This does the same thing:

    =COUNTIF([Column2]:[Column2], true)

  • @KPH Yes, Thank you! I have used that formula to successfully give value to the check boxes. However I can not seem to find a formula to count that value. see picture

  • KPH
    KPH ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Michelle Morrison

    Are you trying to count the checked boxes in a row rather than a column? If so, you can change the reference like this, assuming the two columns to count are adjacent.

    =COUNTIF([Column2]@row:[Column3]@row, true)

    It looks like you want to count Week 3 to Week 8 and put the total into the Total column, if so the formula would be

    =COUNTIF([Week 3 - July 8th-12th]@row:[Week 8 August 12th-16th]@row, true)

    If this is not what you are doing can you explain what columns in your screen shot you want to count and where the total should appear?

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