Is there a way to take the average of the RYG colors and roll it up to an overall summary for a section and then the overall section to the overall project summary? I've included a snapshot of what I'm talking about.




Hi Frank,

Yes, it is. You'd need to decide on the rules for when it should be R,, Y or G.

What are your criteria?

Hope that helps!

Have a fantastic week!


Andrée Starå

Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting

In reply to by Andrée Starå

The end users decided an selects based on the task if it is red-at risk, green - on track, yellow in between on track and at risk.  Some fields might be blank if it is not filled in but we would like to take the average of the colors and assign the overall status.  I hope this makes sense.


In reply to by [email protected]

Try something like this.

Add the formula to all parents in the status column.

=IF(AND(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(); "Green") > COUNTIF(CHILDREN(); "Yellow"); COUNTIF(CHILDREN(); "Green") > COUNTIF(CHILDREN(); "Red")); "Green"; IF(AND(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(); "Red") > COUNTIF(CHILDREN(); "Green"); COUNTIF(CHILDREN(); "Red") > COUNTIF(CHILDREN(); "Yellow")); "Red"; "Yellow"))

The same version but with the below changes for your and others convenience.

=IF(AND(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Green") > COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Yellow"), COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Green") > COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Red")), "Green", IF(AND(COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Red") > COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Green"), COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Red") > COUNTIF(CHILDREN(), "Yellow")), "Red", "Yellow"))

Depending on your country you’ll need to exchange the comma to a period and the semi-colon to a comma.

Would that work?