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How can I make a "Status" field change "Percentage Complete?"

Mike Musto
edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2016 Posts



I'm wondering how I can sync a dropdown menu (Status Column) to another column (Percentage Complete). Ideally, this function would change the Percentage Complete column to 100% when the status is marked "complete."


Thanks in advance for your help with this!


- Mike 


  • Shaine Greenwood

    Hello Mike—typically, you can automate this with an IF statement such as placing the following in a percent formatted column:


    =IF(Status1 = "Complete", 1)


    Details on Using Formulas can be found in our Help Center: http://help.smartsheet.com/articles/775363-using-formulas


    However, there isn't a way to use formulas in columns being used for dependencies, as formulas are being used on the backend to perform dependency calculations.


    To be able to automate a % complete column based on the status column, you'll need to disable dependencies.


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