What formula to use to show how status changes depending on days prior to due date

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Theresa Bruns
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edited 06/22/21 in Formulas and Functions

What formula would I use to show the following:

  • Project not started 20+ days prior to due date, status = green
  • Project not started 15-19 days prior to due date, status = yellow
  • Project not started < 15 days prior to due date, status = red


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  • Bassam Khalil
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    Hi @Profe17 

    Hope you are fine, please try the following formula and convert it to a column format formula:

    =IFERROR(IF(TODAY() - [due date]@row < 15, "Red", IF(TODAY() - [due date]@row > 20, "Green", "Yellow")), "")

    the following screenshots shows the result:


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  • Bassam Khalil
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    Hi @Profe17

    Hope you are fine, Please try the following formula:

    =IF(AND(TODAY() - [due date]@row < 20, TODAY() - [due date]@row > 15, Status@row = "not started"), "Yellow", IF(AND(TODAY() - [due date]@row < 15, Status@row = "not started"), "Red", IF(AND(TODAY() - [due date]@row > 20, Status@row = "not started"), "Green", "")))


    1. and for your question " How can I add in absolute value to the above formula?" use the function ABS Function


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  • Bassam Khalil
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    Hi @Profe17 

    Hope you are fine, please try the following formula and convert it to a column format formula:

    =IFERROR(IF(TODAY() - [due date]@row < 15, "Red", IF(TODAY() - [due date]@row > 20, "Green", "Yellow")), "")

    the following screenshots shows the result:


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  • Theresa Bruns
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    Thank you! That worked!

  • Theresa Bruns
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    This formula worked, but I now need to bring in more information and i'm wondering if that is possible.

    =IFERROR(IF(TODAY() - [due date]@row < 15, "Red", IF(TODAY() - [due date]@row > 20, "Green", "Yellow")), "")

    My question is two parts.

    1. How can I add in absolute value to the above formula?
    2. Can I add in another variable that would include status? Please see below
      1. Today is 15-19 days prior to due date and status = "not started" so health is "Yellow"
      2. Today is < 15 days prior to due date and status = "not started" so health is "red"
      3. Today is 20+ days prior to due date and status = "not started" so health is "green"
  • Bassam Khalil
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    Hi @Profe17

    Hope you are fine, Please try the following formula:

    =IF(AND(TODAY() - [due date]@row < 20, TODAY() - [due date]@row > 15, Status@row = "not started"), "Yellow", IF(AND(TODAY() - [due date]@row < 15, Status@row = "not started"), "Red", IF(AND(TODAY() - [due date]@row > 20, Status@row = "not started"), "Green", "")))


    1. and for your question " How can I add in absolute value to the above formula?" use the function ABS Function


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  • Theresa Bruns
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    That worked perfectly! Thanks again!

  • Bassam Khalil
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    @Profe17

    You are welcome and I will be happy to help you any time.

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