Struggling with IF( return a checkbox

Jed Rusyniak
Jed Rusyniak ✭✭✭✭
edited 12/09/19 in Formulas and Functions

Can't seem to get this formula to return a checked checkbox


=IF(AND([Total cartons]@row > 5000, [Container Type]@row = "Cart",[Load Status]@row="Complete”),1,0)


any suggestions



  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hi Jed,

    The formula you have is structured correctly!

    However, it looks like the last " mark at the end of your formula is at an angle. I have tested your formula and if you type in each quotation mark directly into your sheet it should work, but if you are copying/pasting this formula into your sheet the last " mark will need to be adjusted.

    I have seen this happen before when copying notes that were built in a Macbook Notes application, as the quotation marks are a different symbol within Notes. Our Product team is aware of this issue and I have let them know that you are experiencing the same thing.



  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    This can also happen when using programs such as Microsoft Word. I always suggest using programs such as Notepad because they use the same type of quotes as SS as opposed to the "smart quotes" used in other programs.

  • Mike Wilday
    Mike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, Smart Quotes are the nemesis of Smartsheet formulas. Never construct formulas in a word processor like Word, or Google Docs. The programs automatically convert those straight quotes into fancy angled quotes that crash your smartsheet formulas. 

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