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Evaluating Chidren

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Daniel Wiant
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edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2017 Posts

I want the value of a cell to highlight if all the date fields (Children) and the date field of the parent cell, in a different column,  are NOT BLANK.  How can I evaluate children to see if any are not blank?  I tried to put the Children() function inside of the Not(IsBlank()) function, but it threw an error..?  Any Ideas?

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  • Adam Overton
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    I'm not sure I got your scenario exactly, but this will count the number of children that are blank in the target cell. (You can't use it in the date column because it doesn't return a date).

    =COUNTIF(CHILDREN(Date1), ISBLANK(@cell))

    so you can do something based on that with an IF() for whether that is > 0

    =IF(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(Date1), ISBLANK(@cell)) > 0, "Some blanks", "No blanks")

     

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