Unable to conditionally auto populate a symbol column


I have been trying to auto-populate the health column (symbols red/blue/green/yellow) using status column dropdown value using the below formula, but it is not parsed. Can you please help?

=IF([Status]2=“Not Started”, “Red”, IF([Status]2=“Waiting/Blocked”,“Blue”,IF([Status]2= “In Progress”, “Yellow”,IF([Status]2= “Completed”, “Green”))))

Best Answer

  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    Take a look at the quotes in your formula above.

    Now take a look at these quotes... " "

    See how yours are slanted and mine are not? Yours are called "Smart Quotes" which (ironically enough) Smartsheet doesn't recognize. You will need to retype your formula in Smartsheet, here in the Community, or in a text editor such as Notepad (not Word).

    It looks like that should be the only reason for getting that particular error.


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