Percent Complete Field

Visualize percent complete of work with a graphical slider

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Written by Jon Darbyshire
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The Percent Complete Field provides a visual way to track the progress of work related to a Table's record. Percent Complete fields are updated manually in records where they're used. The corresponding % percent value can be used in Rollup fields and calculations in Formula fields just like a traditional Percent field.

Adding a Percent Complete field

From Grid View

Click the + menu icon after the last column header or open the Column Menu by clicking on a column header's dropdown icon and then select "Add Field to the Right."

Select "Percent Complete" and a window will open to configure the field. You can search the name for a quick find.

From Record View

The fastest way to add a field from an open Record View to is simply click the + sign next to a current field to add a new field below.

See a Percent Complete field being added in Edit Record View below:

Customizing the field

Solution Managers can select Small, Medium, or Large graphical displays, and then select a solid or gradient color.

Specify whether you want this field to require an entry.

These selections are important, as the primary purpose of the Percent Complete field is to visualize work status, otherwise, a simple Percent field can be used.

🔎 Check out quick articles on Setting Default Field Values and Adding Help Text to fields.

Examples of Use

Project % Complete

The Percent Complete field is often used in project management to provide a visual snapshot of progress and status. The Program Management solution available in the SmartSuite Solution Library includes a Projects table using the Percent Complete field.

Program % Complete

Continuing the above example, Program records link to multiple Projects. We use a Rollup field to calculate the overall % Complete for the Program by averaging the related Percent Complete fields for linked projects.

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