Consider the following data:
Item | Overall | Individual | newColumn A | Fail | Pass | blank A | Fail | Fail | blank B | Fail | Pass | issue B | Fail | Pass | issue C | Pass | Pass | blank
I have the logic built out for the first 3 columns already. There are two levels of fails in this data:
- overall, and
If any of the individual fail, the overall fails. Sometimes the overall can fail even though all the individuals are fine. This logic is already built out.
I am trying to find a formula for the
newColumn. If all the individuals are a pass for a given item (example item B), but the overall is still a fail, the cell should return the text “issue”. It is ok if it returns issue twice, not sure if you can non-dupe that part. I’ve tried various forms of countifs/and/ors and creating columns that count distinct values but I always find a scenario where it will break the logic.
If you add a new column with the formula:
Then this should work on the assumptions:
- For each item if one of the overalls are false they are all false
- The only two possible values are “Pass” and “Fail” for columns B & C
If you require the word blank instead of a blank cell then use: