# Formula Assistance

edited 12/09/19

Hi All

A newbie to Smartsheets, so please bear with me.

I have a formula that works on excel but not on Smartsheets….any ideas why?

Excel: =IF(K44="Approved",SUM(F43-C44),IF(K44="Declined",F43))

Smartsheets: =if([Approver approval]43="Approved",sum([Days Remaining]42-[Annual Leave]43,if([Approver approval]43="Declined",[Days Remaining42)))

Thanks Kim

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=if([Approver approval]43="Approved",sum([Days Remaining]42-[Annual Leave]43,if([Approver approval]43="Declined",[Days Remaining42)))

your sum is not the correct reference. it is currently

sum([Days Remaining]42-[Annual Leave]43

it should be

sum([Days Remaining]42:[Annual Leave]43)

you have a minus instead of a colon and don't close out the sum. your end formula should be:

=if([Approver approval]43="Approved",sum([Days Remaining]42:[Annual Leave]43),if([Approver approval]43="Declined",[Days Remaining]42

*You also incorrectly referenced the days remaining 42 at the very end of your code. you missed your hard bracket.

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Got cloudflared on the edit. Anyways I took a look back at your picture you posted and I made a mistake on the sum. you don't need the sum formula, that is for a range, you just want to add two cells together then just add them.

=if([Approver approval]43="Approved",[Days Remaining]42+[Annual Leave]43,if([Approver approval]43="Declined",[Days Remaining]42

• edited 11/06/19

L@123

Thank you so much.  Worked a treat

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