Levels formula

Hi all


I am new to smart sheets, and I was after the formula for Levels and cross-referencing % to give a result.

I have the following code in levels, but I need this to be more intelligent.

=COUNT(ANCESTORS())

This returns the Uppermost parent as 0, Next level as 1, last level as 2.

Is there a way of looking at the % column to evaluate if <100% then if so

Return the Uppermost parent as 0.1, Next level as 1.1, last level as 2.1

If = to 100% then leave as is?


This will allow me to report the metrics to show complete and incomplete projects to team members.

Also, is there a way to add to the full column, so I don't need to copy the formula down when I add new rows and projects?

Many Thanks


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  • David Clunie
    David Clunie ✭✭
    Answer ✓

    Hi , Thanks for your reply but I don’t think this is the correct format that I need.


    Is there a way to do do the following Numbering in projects.


    1 as Ancestor

    2 as Parent

    2.0 as first child

    2.1 as Second child

    ........etc

    3 as second parent if found

    3.0 as first child

    3.1 as Second child

    ........etc

    1 as new Ancestor if new group started


    thanks

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @David Clunie

    I usually add another version of your formula.

    Something like this.

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

    You can modify it, and as long as you're not referencing a specific row number, you can convert it to a Column Formula that would autofill for new rows.

    Make sense?

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

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  • David Clunie
    David Clunie ✭✭
    Answer ✓

    Hi , Thanks for your reply but I don’t think this is the correct format that I need.


    Is there a way to do do the following Numbering in projects.


    1 as Ancestor

    2 as Parent

    2.0 as first child

    2.1 as Second child

    ........etc

    3 as second parent if found

    3.0 as first child

    3.1 as Second child

    ........etc

    1 as new Ancestor if new group started


    thanks

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