Essentially, I am helping to setup a SharePoint site that another department will for reviewing contracts to make sure they are correct. There are many different choice columns with "Correct" "Incorrect" and "N/A" as options. I need to assign a point value to these columns, and they all add up to 100 points.

Normally I would do this with a simple IF statement. I would like to make the calculation all into one calculated column, but cannot get that to work. Not even sure if it can work.

I would like to avoid having over 40 columns designated just for finding scores, and then one for adding them all together. Is there a way to simplify these two calculated columns into one that also sums them together.

=IF([Column A]="Incorrect"0,3)
=IF([Column B]="Incorrect"0,5)

So if Column A is "Correct" it is worth 3 points, but Column B would be worth 5.

I'd like the one "Total Score" column that adds these all together. Is that possible? I feel I'm missing an easy solution here.

  • Are you saying that you will have Column 1 to 100 and each column will have three possible choices? May 25, 2017 at 21:46

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according to the MSDN documentation you can do the following to do the calculation and condition in one column:

=SUM(IF([Column A]="Incorrect", 0, 3), IF([Column B]="Incorrect", 0, 5), ...)

Also you can use nested if-conditions, which could look like that:

IF([Column A]="Correct",3, IF([Column A]="Incorrect",0, IF([Column A]="N/A",1,0)))

This nested condition will set 3 points for "Correct", 0 Points for "Incorrect and 1 point for "N/A"

  • I will give this a shot. Positive I tried your first option, but maybe I didn't close my parentheses as I kept getting a syntax error. Looks so much simpler when someone else types it out! Be back on Tuesday to let you know if this solves it. I appreciate the help! May 26, 2017 at 21:00
  • This worked, thanks! I've marked your answer as the resolution. Thanks again! May 30, 2017 at 16:50
  • Nice :) No Problem.
    – ReTech
    Jun 1, 2017 at 5:11

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