Help with RYGB Formula Logic

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John C
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edited 12/09/19 in Formulas and Functions

I can't seem to get this formula to work properly, and my eyes are crossed now. Would someone be willing to take a look to see what I'm doing wrong?

 

=IF(OR([% Complete]21 = 1, Complete21 = 1), "Green", IF(ISBLANK([Start Date]21), "", IF(AND([End Date]21 >= TODAY(), Complete21 <> 1), "Red", IF([Elapsed Duration]21 > [% Complete]21), "Yellow", IF(AND([End Date]21 - 5 <= TODAY(), [% Complete]21 <> 1), "Yellow", IF([Start Date]21 > TODAY(), "Blue", "Green")))))))

 

Here's what I'm trying to do (I welcome critique and criticism on this front as well):

  • If % Complete equal 100% then display Green
  • If Start Date is blank then display nothing
  • If End Date is greater than or equal to Today AND If % Complete does not equal 100%) then display Red
  • If Elapsed Duration is greater than % Complete then display Yellow
  • If End date minus five is less than or equal to today AND If % Complete is not 100% then Yellow
  • If Start date is greater than today then Blue
  • Else Green

Thank you!

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  • Mike Wilday
    Mike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Try this: 

    =IF(OR([% Complete]21 = 1, Complete21 = 1), "Green", IF(ISBLANK([Start Date]21), "", IF(AND([End Date]21 >= TODAY(), Complete21 <> 1), "Red", IF([Elapsed Duration]21 > [% Complete]21), "Yellow", IF(AND([End Date]21 - 5 <= TODAY(), [% Complete]21 <> 1), "Yellow", IF([Start Date]21 > TODAY(), "Blue", "Green")))))

    You had too many closing parenthesis. You can always delete all of the ending parenthesis and smartsheet will generate them for you. Otherwise, at a quick glance, everything else looks good. 

  • John C
    John C ✭✭✭✭
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    Hmmmm... I get "incorrect argument set". Where should I be looking to correct?

  • Mike Wilday
    Mike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Found it... there was a closed parenthesis after teh Elapsed duration 21 > [% Complete]21. 

    =IF(OR([% Complete]21 = 1, Complete21 = 1), "Green", IF(ISBLANK([Start Date]21), "", IF(AND([End Date]21 >= TODAY(), Complete21 <> 1), "Red", IF([Elapsed Duration]21 > [% Complete]21, "Yellow", IF(AND([End Date]21 - 5 <= TODAY(), [% Complete]21 <> 1), "Yellow", IF([Start Date]21 > TODAY(), "Blue", "Green"))))))

    Also... for ease of use and for copying and pasting to other rows... you can also replace the cell number with @row... It will always pull from the row number that your formula is on... like this. 

    =IF(OR([% Complete]@row = 1, Complete@row = 1), "Green", IF(ISBLANK([Start Date]@row), "", IF(AND([End Date]@row >= TODAY(), Complete@row <> 1), "Red", IF([Elapsed Duration]@row > [% Complete]21, "Yellow", IF(AND([End Date]@row- 5 <= TODAY(), [% Complete]@row <> 1), "Yellow", IF([Start Date]@row > TODAY(), "Blue", "Green"))))))

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