At Risk Flags

mel_berkmel_berk ✭✭✭✭✭
edited 12/09/19 in Formulas and Functions
12/03/19 Edited 12/09/19

How do I format my At Risk column so the flags only appear in the "children" rows, as shown in the screenshot?



  • SYSPKSYSPK ✭✭✭✭✭

    Put a period, or any text, in the parent rows. Then color the letters the same as the background color. You can do this manually, but if you have a bunch of rows like that, you may want to create a formula and tell it to show a period if it's a parent row- which you'd need to define based on the criteria on your sheet which defines the parent rows.

  • mel_berkmel_berk ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank You, that worked like a charm.

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Mel,

    I use this one all the time in my client solutions. I name the column Level and use that to simplify conditional formatting and more.

    Try something like this.

    =IF(COUNT(CHILDREN([Task Name]@row)) > 0; COUNT(ANCESTORS()) + 1)

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

    =IF(COUNT(CHILDREN([Task Name]@row)) > 0, COUNT(ANCESTORS()) + 1)

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

    I hope that helps!

    Have a fantastic weekend!


    Andrée Starå

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