# use the red, green, yellow, and grey symbols in the Health column

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• edited 06/26/24
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I have a similar question. I would like to use the red, green, yellow, and grey symbols in the Health column of a smartsheet and would like it to dynamically update the value of each depending on how far out the due date is.

Basically, if the due date is more than 7 days out, I want it Green, if the due date is less than 7 days out, I want it Yellow, if the due date is past due, I want it to turn Red.

I tried writing this and got an unparseable message:

=IF([Due Date]@row < 8, "Yellow") ELSE IF([Due Date]@row <1 "Red"), ELSE IF([Due Date]@row >7 = "Green", "Gray")

Anyone know how to fix it? Thanks in advance!

UPDATE: I also just tried the following and it also did not work…

=IF([Due Date]@row <1, "Red", IF([Due Date]@row <8 AND >1, "Yellow", IF([Due Date]@row >7, "Green")))

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What is the purpose / logic for "Gray"?

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edited 06/27/24
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Hello @Bviola,

Here is a formula that will work for you:

=IF(ISDATE([Due Date]@row), IF([Due Date]@row < TODAY(), "Red", IF([Due Date]@row - TODAY() <= 7, "Yellow", IF([Due Date]@row - TODAY() > 7, "Green"))), "Gray")

It outputs like this:

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