Help with Formula!

lauratmc ✭✭
edited 12/09/19 in Formulas and Functions


I'm pretty new to smartsheet but slowly working out how to create some functioning formulas! I wonder if anybody might be able to help me with the latest one please?

I have multiple columns containing different data types (some are tick boxes, others are dates and some will say 'N/A' - I am trying to write a formula to return 'Package Complete' is all columns are not blank, or return 'Documents Pending' is any of them are blank...

Is this possible??




  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Laura,

    Welcome to the Community and the wonderful world of Smartsheet!

    Yes, it's possible!

    Can you describe your process in more detail and maybe share the sheet(s) or some screenshots? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help. (share too,

    Hope that helps!

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  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    We can start by finding out exactly how many cells are in the range.


    =COUNTIFS([First Column]@row:Last Column]@row, OR(ISBLANK(@cell), NOT(ISBLANK(@cell))))


    Then we count how many are not blank.


    =COUNTIFS([First Column]@row:Last Column]@row, NOT(ISBLANK(@cell)))


    If we compare the two in an IF statement to generate "Package Complete" if they are the same number, otherwise generate "Documents Pending", then we get something like this...


    =IF(first_formula = second_formula, "Package Complete", "Documents Pending")


    =IF(COUNTIFS([First Column]@row:Last Column]@row, OR(ISBLANK(@cell), NOT(ISBLANK(@cell))))COUNTIFS([First Column]@row:Last Column]@row, NOT(ISBLANK(@cell))), "Package Complete", "Documents Pending")

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