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Create percentage complete based of boxes checked

edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2016 Posts



I am very new to smartsheet and still quite inept.


I have a smartsheet that I am using to track a student I am mentoring.


There is a coumn titled 'Completed'.  This allows the student to check when a specific task is complete.


I want to be able to show the percentage complete based off how many boxes are checked as completed.


I've attached a screen grab with some notes.  


I've tried all morning to make this happen and just getting errors so far.


Thanks - R



  • Unfortinaltey, ths isn't possible right now (and I so do wish Smartsheet can add this as a possible functionality later on...


    Alternate Solution:

    Have another column that will calculate the percentage

    and if the percentage is 100%, you can checkbox the parent row


    Assume Col2 is the Checkbox column and Col 3 is the percentage column


    In the Parent row, Col2's equation is:

    =IF([Column3]1 = 1, 1, 0)


    In the Parent row, Col3's equation is:

    =IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN([Column2]1), 1) / COUNT(CHILDREN([Column2]1)) > 0, COUNTIF(CHILDREN([Column2]1), 1) / COUNT(CHILDREN([Column2]1)), 0)


    Good Luck...

  • J. Craig Williams
    J. Craig Williams ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Be aware that if Dependencies are turned on, formulas are removed from the % Complete column associated with dependencies.



  • I think what R was asking is to have the percent complete value added to the parent row checkbox cell. Correct, R?


    This is possible! Try this formula:




    The checkbox field is looking for a 1 or 0 formula result. In my formula we convert the result to a text value, which will display in the checkbox field. 

  • Luis Vega
    Luis Vega ✭✭✭



    I've been utilizing the forumla provided for some tracking sheets but I came across a situation where I want to take the percentage (calculated by checked boxes, using your formula) and roll that up into a overall percentage complete (which is the parent of the rows with your formula).  Is there a formula to do this?  



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