Late Submission formula


Hi All!!

I am hoping to create a formula to alert me when a request was submitted late.

For example - if a request was submitted on 10/1/21 and the request is to start 12/1/21, then the request would be marked as a late submission as the request was submitted within the 60-day deadline we set.

I do want a column that would be pre-filled to say "LATE"

Can anyone help with this?

Im new to smartsheets and i am completely uneducated on formulas! lol.

Thank you!

Best Answer

  • Tim Shaded
    Tim Shaded ✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    You could try something as simple as this:

    =IF([Start Date]@row - [Submitted Date]@row < 60, "LATE", "OK")

    The "Submitted Date" column can be auto populated when set as Auto-Number/System column for "Created (Date)". This would ensure the accuracy of submitted date.

    Hope this helps.


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