For example out of 5 tasks 2 are yellow, 1 is red and 3 are green, so the overall status of the deliverable to describe the tasks would equal GREEN.
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QuickBaseCoach App Dev./Training (Mark Shnier), Champion
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You would make a summary field on the Parent to total up the # of Greens, # of Yellows and # of red, in three separate fields.
Then make a formula to calculate the average Task Status.
Post back if you need help with the formula.
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Could you please provide me with the formula as well? I will work on the summary fields first.
Thanks,
Aylin
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var number Max = Max([# green], [# yellow], [#red])
Case($Max,
[#green], "Green",
[#yellow], "Yellow",
[#red], "Red")
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I have just a couple questions on this:
1. Is this all one formula?
2. What does the "var number" mean above?
3. #green, does this need to be the #FieldNameofTotalGreen?
4. Field Type is: Formula  Rich Text, correct?
Thanks!
Aylin
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2. The var refers to a formula variable. it is a useful technique to make formulas more readable. Here is some help text. https://help.quickbase.com/userassistance/formula_variables.html
3. Yes, you would put in the name of your field for the total # of green.
4. The formula is formula text , not formula rich test.
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1. I'm getting this error message for the first "MAX" shown below. What does MAX refer to?
2. Just to take this one step ahead while we are talking about it. I will also like to average the formula of the Average Task Statuses to the related parent record, would I make a formulatext field on the parent table for the Averaged child records of the Grand child records?
QuickBaseCoach App Dev./Training (Mark Shnier), Champion
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We might have to rename the formula variable to call it "highest". Maybe Max is a reserved word.
The formula is using a formula variable just to increase the readability of the formula. https://help.quickbase.com/userassistance/formula_variables.html
As for your second question, I am not understanding your question. Can you explain with an example.
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var Number Max = Max([Total Green Workstream Status], [Total Yellow Workstream Status], [Total Red Workstream Status])
Case($Max,
[Total Green Workstream Status], "Green",
[Total Yellow Workstream Status], "Yellow",
[Total Red Workstream Status], "Red")QuickBaseCoach App Dev./Training (Mark Shnier), Champion
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var Number Max = Max([Total Green Workstream Status], [Total Yellow Workstream Status], [Total Red Workstream Status]);
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IF($Max > 0,
Case($Max,
[Total Green Workstream Status], "Green",
[Total Yellow Workstream Status], "Yellow",
[Total Red Workstream Status], "Red")If([PicExistsFull], "<a target='_blank' href=" & $URL & ">" & $Words & "</a>", " ")
)
be sure that the field properties of the the three Totals fields are set to treat blank as zero.
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I will also like to average the formula of the Average Task Statuses to the related parent record, would I make a formulatext field on the parent table for the Averaged child records of the Grand child records?
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