Formula to update a cell


I want my column for progress (Not started - In progress - Complete) to update when someone adds the % complete. So is "0" then read "Not Started", If < the 0 but not 100% then "In Progress" and if 100% then "Complete". Does anyone know that formula?



  • Mathieu PERSICO

    Hi Terry,

    Let suppose you have a column "%" which is your input and a column "Status" where is your formula.

    The formula to enter would be someting like:

    =IF(ISBLANK([%]1), "", IF([%]1 = 0, "Not Started", IF([%]1 < 100, "In Progress", "Completed")))

    Hope this helps. Have a nice day!

    Mathieu @evolytion

    Mathieu | Workflow Consultant

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Terry Bonet

    To add to Mathieu's excellent answer.

    You'll need to change the < 100 to < 1 for it to work with a percentage formatted column.

    Smartsheet looks at the numbers in a column formatted for percentage as values between 0 and 1. You'd need to use decimal values instead for it to work 

    25% = 0,25 (0.25)

    50% = 0,5 (0.5)

    100% = 1 

    Depending on your country/region, you'll need to exchange the comma to a period.

    Did that work?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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