I have a SharePoint choice column entitled month of year, I want to look at entries where the month selected is August, I want to then look at any holiday entries for the month of august which are numbered in a column entitled 'Holidays' and multiply this number by 3 to populate a new calculated column.

I am struggling to find what formula would provide this for me, any advice please?

  • Can you add screenshot of list view to get the idea about your data and also provide example of required calculation based on columns in your list & expected result in calculated column. Commented Jul 28, 2023 at 10:27
  • Sorry I can’t at the moment, but If this help I have a choice column which has the 12 months of the year and you can only select 1 month per entry, there is a further column to add the number of days holiday you wish to take for that month, I have a third column which I would like where the month of august is selected for it to multiply by 3 the number of holidays selected and auto-populate with the answer
    – user107779
    Commented Jul 28, 2023 at 14:47
  • Ok, got it for August month. What about other months? Commented Jul 31, 2023 at 8:43
  • Check my answer given below. Let me know if it works for you or if you need any further help on this question. Commented Jul 31, 2023 at 8:53

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Does this meet your needs?

  • Brilliant, that has worked. Thank you very much
    – user107779
    Commented Aug 1, 2023 at 10:46
  • If I wished to add a further month to this (July) and add July and august together and then multiply by 3, can you give any advice on the formula please?
    – user107779
    Commented Sep 6, 2023 at 7:46

Assuming your "Holidays" column is of type "Number", you can created a calculated column for your requirements and use below formula for calculated column:

=IF([Month] = "August", [Holidays] * 3, [Holidays])

This formula results in [Holidays] * 3 if selected month is August else shows the existing [Holidays] value as is.

Calculated column settings:

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  1. Sometimes comma(,) does not work in formula (it is based on language or regional settings on your site). So in that case use semicolon(;) instead of comma(,).
  2. Use correct display name of your SharePoint columns in above formula.
  3. Wrap column names inside [] if your column name has space in it. For example: [My Column Name].

Official Documentations:

  1. Calculated Field Formulas

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