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# Workfront

## report that multiples two columns together based on selected answers?

Level 10
Can someone with a bigger brain than I, help me get started on a report that would take the answers from 2 custom fields, assign them with a number value and then show a third column which multiples the two numbers together? e.g. Custom Field 1: Checkboxes showing answers Red, Blue, Yellow (where red = 1, blue = 2, yellow = 3) Custom Field 2: Checkboxes showing answers John, Mary, Sue (where john = 3, mary = 2, sue =3) Report shows Column 1: Custom Field 1 / Column 2: Custom Field 2 / Column 3: Custom Field 1 x Custom Field 2 = some combination of 1, 2, 3 x 3, 2, 1 Otherwise I have to go looking in the advanced reporting manual :). Thank you! PS: Application (in case anyone is looking for ideas) : one of our divisions is doing a request intake form where they plan to score the answers and then multiple the results to give them an indication of priority.
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Level 3
If I'm understanding what you're asking, it'd probably be something to the effect of: Custom expression1: IF({DE:Custom1}="Red",1,IF({DE:Custom1}="Blue",2,IF({DE:Custom1}="Yellow"),3),0) Custom expression2: IF({DE:Custom2}="John",3,IF({DE:Custom2}="Mary",2,IF({DE:Custom2}="Sue"),3),0) Custom expression3: IF({DE:Custom1}="Red",1,IF({DE:Custom1}="Blue",2,IF({DE:Custom1}="Yellow"),3),0) * IF({DE:Custom2}="John",3,IF({DE:Custom2}="Mary",2,IF({DE:Custom2}="Sue"),3),0) So, basically, you just need to repeat the entire expression of each column you want to multiply.

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PS - I just noticed it wrapped the text for Custom Expression 3 when I posted; it should all be on one line.

Level 10
thanks Kathy! That was exactly what I needed! This saved me a couple of days of thrashing around in the manual, and I so appreciate you taking a few minutes to quickly answer. For anyone who is silently looking on and wanting to do the same thing, I cleaned up the code a little bit. It basically only needs to look like this: IF(Custom1="Red",1,IF(Custom1="Blue",2,IF(Custom1="Yellow",3)),0) * ______etc (removed "DE" references and corrected parentheses at the end. For additional marks, I know my consultant last year taught me a thing to do with "IF(!isblank(Custom1),IF...." that was a bit more elegant, but I get very tired very easily when I work with parens, so I will leave it as an exercise for future admins...) Thank you thank you thank you! 🙂