% complete using checkboxes

Shane Sorensen
Shane Sorensen ✭✭✭✭
edited 01/27/21 in Formulas and Functions

Is there a formula or function that will count up the # of children checked off and report the total % checked in the parent row?

As an example, I have two out of six activities (children) checked off, which means the parent work package is 33.33% complete. I would like the parent checkbox to report the 33.33% and update automatically as more activities are checked off.

Or, if there a better/another way to capture progress as activities (children) are completed and reported in the parent row, that would be useful! Thank you!

Best Answer

  • Mike Wilday
    Mike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    Try adding this formula to your parent row:

    =ROUND(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), 1) / COUNT(CHILDREN()), 2) * 100 + "%"

    I added the "%" because it will convert your answer to a text format which will display in the checkbox column (as long as the column settings are not restricted). Otherwise a number can't be displayed.

    This basically did the math and rounded it to two decimal points.


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