Update parent row status based on the children status

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I am using the formula below to update the status of a parent row based on the children's status, but when all statuses are blank, it is showing the parent as "Complete". I need it to show as "Not Started" if all children are blank.


=IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(Status@row), "In Progress") > 0, "In Progress", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(Status@row), "Complete") = COUNT(CHILDREN()), "Complete", IF(OR(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(Status@row), "Not Started") = COUNT(CHILDREN()), COUNTIF(CHILDREN(Status@row), "Not Started") + COUNTIF(CHILDREN(Status@row), "") = COUNT(CHILDREN())), "Not Started", IF(COUNT(CHILDREN(Status@row)) = 0, "", "In Progress"))))

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  • James Keuning
    James Keuning ✭✭✭✭✭
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    I would create a helper column and do something like if(isblank((Status@row)),0,1) for each record

    then sum those children at the parent level. And if that total is 0, then Not Started.

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