trying to do a simple child/partent comparison

trying to do a simple child/partent comparison.

=if(PARENT([System Number]@row) = ([System Number]@row),"true","false")

what i am complaring is the child (indented) is the same as partent.

can you help.


  • Mark Cronk
    Mark Cronk ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Stephen Hindes ,

    Your formula worked for me. Place it in a column other than your System Number column. If the parent and child are the same it will return "True", otherwise "False". The column the formula is in needs to have a text/number property or a check box.

    Work for you?


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  • it works not, but is there a formula that will check if it is the parent?

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Stephen Hindes

    I usually add a so-called helper column called Level with the formula below, and then you can use it to identify parents and use it for conditional formatting and more.

    =IF(COUNT(CHILDREN([Task Name]@row)) > 0, COUNT(ANCESTORS()) + 1)

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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