Ignoring the empty fields


I could use some help with what I'm sure is very simple formula, but ya gotta start somewhere, right?

I want to trigger a Red Flag if the Due Date is Today or later.

This formula does the trick other than it immediately triggers a flag for all empty column fields.

=IF(TODAY() > [Due Date]6, 1, 0)

I know there is an =IF(ISBLANK([DUE DATE]) piece I'm sure needs to be involved I just know the syntax well enough... yet.

Or if there is a better formula to achieve this I'm all ears, or eyes as the case may be.

Any and all help appreciated.

Best Answer


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    Try something like this.

    =IF(ISBLANK([Due Date]@row); ""; IF([Due Date]@row <= TODAY(); 1))

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

    =IF(ISBLANK([Due Date]@row), "", IF([Due Date]@row <= TODAY(), 1))

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

    Did it work?

    I hope that helps!

    Have a fantastic week!


    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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  • tbittick

    You are truly a scholar and a gentleman - Thank you so much. Worked like a charm.



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