Formula for RAG Status in MS Project RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Can anybody help me create the RAG formula in MS Project ? I can more or less build it myself but i am stuck on how to do "Status Date + 90 days".

    My requirements are

    1) If start date > Status Date + 90 days then show "Clear" indicator otherwise


    a) If milestone - 100% complete show blue

                             if not 100%, then compare finish to baseline finish and show green if finish < baseline finish                                                                                                                                            amber if finish > baseline finish and less than baseline finish + 5 days

                                                                                                                      red if finish > baseline finish + 5 days

    b) If not milestone

    100% complete show blue

    b1) if not 100% complete but greater than 0% complete then check to see finish > baseline finish + 5 days - if yes then red

                                                                                                      if not check if finish > baseline finish but less than baseline finish + 5 days = then amber

                                                                                                      if not check if % complete > planned % complete = if yes then green otherwise amber

    b2) if 0% complete then follow same as for conditions in the milestone for red amber and green

    Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:58 AM

All replies

  • Ninad79,

    You said you can "more or less" build the formula yourself and just need help with the Status Date plus 90 days so I'll take you at your word.

    I assume you mean 90 calendar days so in its simplest form you can use

    Text1=[Status Date]+90

    However for a little more rigorous form use,

    Text1=DateAdd("d",90,{Status Date])

    Now let me address the "less" part of building the formula yourself. You may already know this but, it not... When creating a single formula with multiple criteria, test for the simplest cases first. For example, let's say one of your criteria is tasks that are 100% complete and another criteria tests for dates or baseline data compared to something. If your formula examines the more complex criteria first, it may very well be the case that a task that is 100% complete also meets the more complex criteria. Remember that the order of precedence is that once a test is true, processing stops

    If that doesn't get you over the hump, post back and I'll help further.


    Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:16 PM