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edited 12/09/19

I have a construction schedule with start and finish dates. I want the check boxes for the at risk column to automatically check off if the project is late starting or late finishing. Can anyone help me craft the appropriate formula for this? Is there a good formula for this? I was thinking it would be an if then formula but I cannot for the life of me get it to work.

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Hi,

How do you decide if it's late?

Have a fantastic week!

Best,

Andrée Starå

Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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There are set start and finish dates. If the project hasn't started by the scheduled date then it is late starting. For example, if the building inspection hasn't started by 8/30/2019 and is due by 9/10/2019 then the inspection is late starting and puts the period at risk. We get these dates from Purchase Agreements.

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Thanks!

What indicates that it's started?

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The percent complete column. Whoever is in charge of that part of the project updates that column as the project proceeds.

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Ok.

Try something like this.

=IF(OR(ISBLANK(Start@row); ISBLANK(Finish@row); [% Complete]@row = 1); 0; IF(AND(Start@row < TODAY(); [% Complete]@row = 0); 1; IF(AND(Finish@row < TODAY(); [% Complete]@row < 1); 1)))

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

=IF(OR(ISBLANK(Start@row), ISBLANK(Finish@row), [% Complete]@row = 1), 0, IF(AND(Start@row < TODAY(), [% Complete]@row = 0), 1, IF(AND(Finish@row < TODAY(), [% Complete]@row < 1), 1)))

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

Did it work?

Hope that helps!

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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Yes it did! Thank you so much!

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Excellent!

Happy to help!

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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