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I am working on creating a leave tracker list. For that, I have added a column for Leave Type with 4 choices with 1 choice being company off.

I want to add another column that says => Comp offs left which should calculate the difference between the total number of comp off lefts, i.e. 12-Number of days(s) leave requested for if the leave type is comp off.

I tried to use simple if statement but getting the value as No. I tried using int function and that too does not work.

=IF([Leave Type]="Company off (In lieu of)",12-int([Number of day(s)]))
  • What is the data type of your "Number of day(s)" column? – Ganesh Sanap Jul 1 at 8:18
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Try using this:

=IF([Leave Type]="Company off (In lieu of)", 12 - VALUE([Number of day(s)]), 0)
  1. Sometimes comma(,) does not work in formula (I am not sure but it is based on something language or regional settings on your site). So in that case use semicolon(;) instead of comma(,).
  2. Return your calculated field as Number.

official documentation:

  1. Calculated Field Formulas.
  2. VALUE function
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  • Thanks for this. I tried using this formula but the values returns 0 all the time and not the difference. And I did try using semicolon as well but that resulted in syntax error. – Nikhila Menon Jul 1 at 9:23
  • The logic behind the formula is: If Leave Type column is equal to "Company off (In lieu of)" then get 12 - Number of days else it will return 0. As you are getting 0 everytime, I will suggest you to create a new list item which will have Leave Type="Company off (In lieu of)". – Ganesh Sanap Jul 1 at 9:43
  • Also check you are passing the correct choice value (Company off (In lieu of)) in formula. it is case-sensitive and it should be exactly same as it is given in column settings. – Ganesh Sanap Jul 1 at 9:44
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    Thank you. It works now. I copy-pasted the exact value and then tried. – Nikhila Menon Jul 1 at 10:14
  • Great, glad it worked for you. – Ganesh Sanap Jul 1 at 10:18

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