Formula to have status "ball" change color for blank cell
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Try out these steps:
 Create a new column or identify one that has the RYG balls
 Make sure your column type is set to RYG balls by rightclicking on the header > Column Properties and choose Symbols > Status > RYG
 Then use the following formula in that column... *Note  the formula is set up for row 24. Change the number 24 to the row you desire.
=IF(ISBLANK([Column Name]24),"Red", IF(ISDATE([Column Name]24, "Green", "")

Try adding the following formula to your RYG ball symbol column. The formula is set up to check row 24. Adjust the row number and the column name for your own row and column.
=IF(ISBLANK([Column Name]24), "Red", IF(ISDATE([Column Name]24), "Green"))

Hi! I'm fairly new to SmartSheet and formulas and could use some help. In one column I have "Progress" at the top column and am using the red, yellow, green balls. Next to it I have "Current Status" with some dropdown options (1  Not Started 2  In Progress 3  On Hold 4  Cancelled 5  Completed). I want to make it so that if someone chooses the red ball, the current status will move to "1  Not Started" and if someone chooses the green ball the current status will move to "5  Completed." Can you help me with that formula?

In your Current Status Column you would need the following formula:
=if([Progress]@row = "Red", "1  Not Started", if([Progress]@row = "Green", "5  Completed",""),"")
if either condition is false, you will have a blank in your progress cell.

Thank you, James! I copied this into a current status cell and it said "incorrect argument set" ?

@alexandra.richardson My apologies, I added in an extra set of quotations. The formula below should work.
=IF(Progress@row = "Red", "1  Not Started", IF(Progress@row = "Green", "5  Completed"))
If you need color for the other 3 statuses, you will need to nest in additional if statements.

THANK YOU!!!
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