IF and ISBLANK For Color Statuses


Hello All,

I'm running into issues with my IF and ISBLANK formulas that will determine the color statuses.

Here are my columns.

Column 1- "Phase 2", this is a date field.

Column 2- "Sell Date", this is a date field.

Column 3- "RAMP", this is a symbols field, with the colors Red, Yellow and Green.

Here's what I'm looking to accomplish:

Column 3 should reflect Red if both "Column 1 & 2" are blank.

Column 3 should reflect Yellow if "Column 1" has a date and "Column 2" is blank

Column 3 should reflect Green if both "Column 1 & 2" have dates

Here is my current formula which gets my half way but not all the way.

=IF(ISBLANK([Phase 2]1), "Red", "Green")

I've tried to add the following to prompt the yellow but have been unsuccessful.

=IF(ISBLANK([Phase 2]1), "Red", =If(ISBLANIF(NOT(ISBLANK([Phase 2]1) AND IF(ISBLANK([SELL DATE]1), "Yellow"

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I've exhausted all my brain cells trying to get this to work.


Best Answers


  • Justin Landry

    Thank you, @Mike Wilday for the prompt response. I appreciate the insight. I've taken the foundation you've provided and tried to build off of it.

    The wild card that I cannot figure out is the NOT portion of the formula. Here's what I have...

    =IF(ISBLANK([Phase 2]1), "Red", IF(AND(NOT(ISBLANK([Phase 2]1), ISBLANK([Sell Date]1)), "Yellow", "Green")))

    Correct me if I'm wrong but in order to generate the yellow status I need to account for 2 items. (1) [Phase 2] not being blank. (2) [Sell Date] being blank. Right?

  • Mike Wilday
    Mike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Otherwise you had it right.

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