Formula to assign colored dot symbol based on field?

Hello all. I am trying to utilize the colored symbol dots (green, red, blue, etc) while also having a text field specifying what the status of an item is.

In my case, I am looking to have the following:

Column A (Status) ------ Column B (Status Dot)

Available ------ Green

Pending ------ Yellow

Unavailable ------ Red

I want to populate the status dot column B based on the selected status of Column A.

If status is Available, set column B to Green

If status is Pending, set column to Yellow

Would anyone be able to help me with creating a formula for Column B based on this info?


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Mycelus

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Try something like this.

    =IF(Status@row = "Available", "Green", IF(Status@row = "Pending", "Yellow", IF(Status@row = "Unavailable", "Red")))

    Did that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic weekend!


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  • Mycelus
    Mycelus ✭✭

    I tried this, but am getting unparseable. I have 4 symbol dots, and 5 statuses to formulate:

    Status column (dots) -- Item Status column (dropdown single select)

    Item Status options:

    Available - set to green

    Pending - set to yellow

    Pending 2 - set to yellow

    Pending 3 - set to red

    Unavailable - set to gray

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