OR formula---cell range



I'm having trouble with an OR formula. I want Smartsheet to read a range of child cells to populate the parent cell accordingly. However, the formula I have below isnt working. Thoughts.

=IF(OR(Status21:Status61 = "not started"), "Not Started", "In Progress")


  • Heather Duff
    Heather Duff ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @I have questions ,

    Try something like this:

    =IF(COUNTIF(Status21:Status61, "Not Started") >0, "Not Started", "In Progress")

    This translates to: If there are more than zero "Not Started" cells in Status21 through Status61, display Not Started; otherwise, display In Progress.

    Alternately, if you're indenting and rows 21-61 are the child rows of the row you're putting the formula in, you could use this:

    =IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Not Started") >0, "Not Started", "In Progress")

    Hope this helps! Let me know if it works for you.



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