Check Parent box if Child box is checked


I have a column of checkboxes and would like to check the Parent box if any of the children boxes are checked. What's the formula to do that?

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  • Jeff Reisman
    Jeff Reisman ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 01/24/22 Answer ✓

    Try this in your checkbox column on the parent row:

    =IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(Checkbox@row), 1) >0, 1, 0)

    (where "Checkbox" is the column name for the checkbox column)

    English: If the count of child rows where the checkbox is checked is greater than 0, set this checkbox to 1 (checked,) otherwise set it to 0 (unchecked.)


    Jeff Reisman

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