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Percent Complete by Cell Color

Megan Burns
edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2016 Posts

Is there a formula to determine percent complete of a task based on the cell color? Cells are filled with dates of various steps in a project and once those are completed, the cell is highlighted. I'd like to have the percent complete column update automatically when the cell color is changed.


Help, please!


  • Christian Wells
    edited 12/22/16

    Hello Megan,

    I dont believe there are colour base formula's or fomatting.


    I would suggest the reverse of what you are doing...


    Base your cell colouring on the % compelte value, using Conditional Formatting.


    Have you staff update their percentage complete (even by dropdown) and then colour specific cells or the whole line based on this value.  You could even use the Symbols  to manage the Percent Complete column.

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