"At Risk" Status Formula
I have the following formula for setting the parent status. I want the parent status to change to "At Risk" should even just 1 child have an "At Risk" status. I am having a hard time figuring out how to add this criteria to this formula:
=IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Complete") = COUNT(CHILDREN(Tasks@row)), "Complete", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Not started") = COUNT(CHILDREN(Tasks@row)), "Not Started", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), <>"") > 0, "In Process", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Complete") = 0, "Not Started"))))
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Hi @Rachel R.
You'll want to add this as your very first criteria so that it's the first thing your formula searches for:
=IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "At Risk") > 0, "At Risk"
This counts how many child cells say "At Risk" and if it's greater than 0 (so even one cell), then return "At Risk" in the Parent row.
Then you can move on to the rest of your formula:
=IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "At Risk") > 0, "At Risk", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Complete") = COUNT(CHILDREN(Tasks@row)), "Complete", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Not started") = COUNT(CHILDREN(Tasks@row)), "Not Started", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), <>"") > 0, "In Process", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Complete") = 0, "Not Started")))))
Cheers,
Genevieve
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Try this:
=IF(COUNTIFS(CHILDREN(), @cell = "At Risk")> 0, "At Risk", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Complete") = COUNT(CHILDREN(Tasks@row)), "Complete", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Not started") = COUNT(CHILDREN(Tasks@row)), "Not Started", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), <>"") > 0, "In Process", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Complete") = 0, "Not Started")))))

Great solution, @Paul Newcome 😉
Glad it worked for you, @Rachel R. !
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Hi @Rachel R.
You'll want to add this as your very first criteria so that it's the first thing your formula searches for:
=IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "At Risk") > 0, "At Risk"
This counts how many child cells say "At Risk" and if it's greater than 0 (so even one cell), then return "At Risk" in the Parent row.
Then you can move on to the rest of your formula:
=IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "At Risk") > 0, "At Risk", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Complete") = COUNT(CHILDREN(Tasks@row)), "Complete", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Not started") = COUNT(CHILDREN(Tasks@row)), "Not Started", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), <>"") > 0, "In Process", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Complete") = 0, "Not Started")))))
Cheers,
Genevieve
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Try this:
=IF(COUNTIFS(CHILDREN(), @cell = "At Risk")> 0, "At Risk", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Complete") = COUNT(CHILDREN(Tasks@row)), "Complete", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Not started") = COUNT(CHILDREN(Tasks@row)), "Not Started", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), <>"") > 0, "In Process", IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Complete") = 0, "Not Started")))))

Thank you Genevieve and Paul! This worked and I am now getting the result I was looking for. I am glad this was an easy solution.

Great solution, @Paul Newcome 😉
Glad it worked for you, @Rachel R. !
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@Rachel R. Happy to help. 👍️
@Genevieve P. We REALLY need that indicator that someone is actively typing a response. Hahaha.
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