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enter image description hereI know I have done this before, but I am at a different company now and can't look up how I did it. I have created a Project Tracker list with several columns, including Status, % Complete, and Completion Date.

I want to allow the "Completed" choice for Status only if the % Complete = 100and the Completion Date is not blank. I am not sure exactly what to put in the formula field for Column Validation. I think it's something like this:

[Status] = Completed if [% Complete] = 100% AND [Completion Date] = not blank

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The % Complete field varies between 0 and 1. "Not blank" is represented by NOT(ISBLANK(field))

You can't do this under the column settings. You have to do it as a list validation. Go to List Settings, and under the General Settings section, click "Validation settings." Add this formula there:

=IF(Status="Completed",AND([% Complete]=1,NOT(ISBLANK([Completion Date]))),TRUE)

  • Hi Erin - Thanks very much for your answer. I am still having trouble. I pasted in exactly what you had, and got the same error. I then tried about 12 different variations (I am not a programmer, so the syntax is a bit hit and miss with me). This is the latest one I tried: [Status]=“Completed” if ([% Complete]=1,NOT(ISBLANK([Completion Date])),TRUE) ..................... Can you please tell me what I need to change? I just want to make sure a person can't choose the Completed status unless they have marked 100% for % Complete and entered a Completion Date. Thanks again for your help! Norma – user3629539 Aug 26 '16 at 13:57
  • You can't use if the way you wrote. Did you include the equal sign at the beginning? I tested this and don't get an error. Is your list a custom list, or did you start from a Tasks list? – Erin L Aug 26 '16 at 14:00
  • Boss needs something; will try again shortly. Thanks. – user3629539 Aug 26 '16 at 14:02
  • I have a screen shot but I am not able to add it here... – user3629539 Aug 26 '16 at 14:19
  • Can you add it to your original post? – Erin L Aug 26 '16 at 14:20

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