I am trying to get the % Complete for a project by averaging the Project Phases % Complete(which are parents to tasks).

  • =AVG([% Complete]:[Project Phase], 1) I used this formula to only calculate the values in the row that has been identified as a Project Phase with a check.
    • Answer is 8.39
  • =AVG(CHILDREN()) * 100 - These are the values that are calculated for the Project Phase
    • 63.33
    • 42
    • 5
    • 0
    • 0
  • Calculating by hand I get 110/5=22

Please explain how the formula is working (curious) and what is the correct formula to average my project phase %complete to get an estimation of project %complete. 



So you are trying to average the % Complete for the parent rows?

Ok. Judging by your post it appears that you already have the Parent rows checked. If that's the case, you could use something along the lines of...


=AVG(COLLECT([% Complete]:[% Complete], [Checkbox Column]:[Checkbox Column], 1))


Smartsheet does not have an AVGIF function that would allow you to AVG a range based on criteria (hierarchy level, etc.), so you have to use the COLLECT function.


Hope this helps.