Formula for status based on Start/Finish Date and % Complete


I'm looking for a formula to populate Status column (Complete, Future Task, Late, On Schedule) based on the following columns:

-Start Date
-Finish Date
-% Complete

i.e. - If start date is in the future, it should be 'Future Task', if % complete is not 100% and finish date has passed it should be 'Late', if we are in between start and finish dates it should be 'On Schedule', if % complete is 100% it should be 'Complete'

Any help possible would be amazing!

Thank you!


Best Answer

  • SoS | Dan Palenchar
    SoS | Dan Palenchar ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    Hello @Alison G ,

    You could use this formula or iterate off of it as you need:

    =IF([% Complete]@row = 1, "Complete", IF([Start Date]@row > TODAY(), "Future Task", IF([End Date]@row < TODAY(), "Late", "On Schedule")))

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