Autofill % Complete in a project

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I would like to fill in the % Complete column with 100% when the Status column drop down is set to complete and have the formula in a separate column. I have read through other posts but cannot seem to find a formula that works or the proper syntax. I currently have the formulate on my comments column but I get #unpareseable.

=IF(Status5= "Complete", % Complete5= 1) is the current formula which is not working.

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi Chris,

    You’d have to have the formula in the % Complete column for it to change it to 100 % or you’d need to use a third-party solution like Zapier or similar.

    Try something like this.

    =IF(Status@row = "Complete"; 1)

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

    =IF(Status@row = "Complete", 1)

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

    Did that work?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

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  • Chris Caso
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    Unfortunately it did not. When I enter that formula into the % Complete cell, it treats it as text. This is the default % Complete column when creating a project plan. Not a column i created on my own.

  • Andrée Starå
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    Ok.

    It's because you're using dependencies. You can't use formulas in % Complete when you have that enabled.

    Make sense?

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