# Formula -- If next 4 Columns say Yes/No say something

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edited 12/09/19

Hello,

I have a sheet with six columns. They are:

Name | Current Step | Step 1 | Step 2 | Step 3 | Step 4

Step 1 - 4 have Yes/No written in them for completion status.

Can I have a formula in Current Step to count how many "Yes" there are and print the Step?

Can someone direct me to where I can find out how to code this?

I was thinking of like =IF(COUNTIF(RIGHT, "Yes")=0, "Empty", "Test") or something like that. It is column based, but, how do I count all columns to the right? Or will I need to add them in manually?

But I am not 100% sure how to get it to be the values. I'm thinking like:

• If 0 Yes, say "None"
• If 1 Yes, say "Step 1"
• If 2 Yes, say "Step 2"
• If 3 Yes, say "Step 3"
• If 4 Yes, say "Step 4"

Edit; I'm closer =COUNTIF([Step 1]24:[Step 4]24, "Yes") is returning the number of "Yes" in my columns, ie this one would say 2.

Now how do I make the 2 say "Step 2"?

Edit 2: Maybe if I can do a =IF([Current Step]24 = 1, "QA", "No") I can make the numbercal column  hidden?

Dr. St Nicholas Burrus DHA, PMP

I build Smartsheets for the US Government, State Government, and about a dozen of the US Fortune 100s.

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Hi,

Try this.

=" Step " + COUNTIF([Step 1]@row:[Step 4]@row; "Yes")

Depending on your country you’ll need to exchange the comma to a period and the semi-colon to a comma.

Would that work?

Best,

Andrée Starå

Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting

SMARTSHEET EXPERT CONSULTANT & PARTNER

Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

W: www.workbold.com | E:andree@workbold.com | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

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I figured out something last night after toying with it. I tried t he above it didn't work out for me. But, I did two parts.

Part 1) =COUNTIF([Step 1]24:[Step 8]24, "Yes")

Part 2) =IF([Step Count]24 = 1, "Step 1", IF([Step Count]24 = 2, "Step 2", IF([Step Count]24 = 3, "Step 3", IF([Step Count]24 = 4, "Step 4", IF([Step Count]24 = 5, "Step 5", IF([Step Count]24 = 6, "Step 6", IF([Step Count]24 = 7, "Step 7", IF([Step Count]24 = 8, "Step 8", "Not yet started"))))))))

Dr. St Nicholas Burrus DHA, PMP

I build Smartsheets for the US Government, State Government, and about a dozen of the US Fortune 100s.

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Sorry, but I missed Step 0.

Best,

Andrée

SMARTSHEET EXPERT CONSULTANT & PARTNER

Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

W: www.workbold.com | E:andree@workbold.com | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

Feel free to contact me for help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or anything else.

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