Update a cell in a column with data from a different columns

edited 12/09/19 in Formulas and Functions


I'm trying to select a range for the completion status and also trying to refer to a different column and get the data updated in a different column. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong here. Please help me!

=IF(COUNTIF([Completion Status]3:[Completion Status]38, 0) > 0.5, "Not Completed", "Pending Mgmt Approval", IF([CEO Approval]3 = "Approved", "Completed", "In Progress"))


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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Vivek,

    Try something like this.

    Change the row numbers to match your sheet. I haven't included the In Progress status because I wasn't sure what criteria would decide if it's in progress. What would you lie to use for In progress? When over one checkbox is checked?

    =IF([CEO Approval]@row = "Approved"; "Completed"; IF(COUNTIF([Completion Status]4:[Completion Status]8; 0) > 0,5; "Not Completed"; "Pending Mgmt Approval"))

    The same version but with the below changes for your and others convenience.

    =IF([CEO Approval]@row = "Approved", "Completed", IF(COUNTIF([Completion Status]4:[Completion Status]8, 0) > 0.5, "Not Completed", "Pending Mgmt Approval"))

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

    Did it work?

    Have a fantastic day!


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