Update a field based on the existence of at least one value in another field

Hi Airtable team,
Hopefully this is a simple one for most of you…

I have a single table (because I use the Org Chart app and it’s restricted to a single table).

Each record

  • has a status field and

  • also has a field to other linked fields in the table and

  • also has a lookup field for the status of linked fields

I would like to:

  • have a field that automatically looks at the status of the linked lookup field
  • determine if at least one of the values = “To do”
  • then set the status of the record in context to “To do”

Any ideas? Thanks in advance Team! Paul

You can have a formula field that computes a new status based on the lookup of the status. However, formula fields cannot change the value of another field.

IF(
    FIND("To do", {lookup of status field} & ""),
    "To do",
    {Original status field}
)

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Thanks kuovonne - appreciate the quick reply and guidance - I’ll give it a try today - I love AirTable too :wink:

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