Using If-statements in formulas | INTERMEDIATE
‘If-statements’ can are can be used in a Quickbase formula field to evaluate whether a condition is true, then return one value if the condition is true or a different value if it’s false. For instance, an ‘if-statement’ can evaluate whether a student received a passing or failing grade based on the value of a [Test Score] field.
Simply add a new formula field to your form and enter an ‘if-statement’ to display whether student’s ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ a test.
Here are the steps for setting up your “Pass/Fail” field;
- Go to the table that contains the [Test Score] field and add a new field with the field type Formula Text*.
EDITORS NOTE: The field type should correspond to your final output. For instance, if you want to return “Pass” or “Fail”, use a Formula – Text Field. If you want to return a date or a number, you would use a Formula – Date field or a Formula – Number field
- Title the new field “Pass/Fail” and go to edit the properties of the field
- Enter the formula. The example we are using is: IF([Test Score]<75,”Fail”, “Pass.
There are three components in the above statement. You can see each component is separated by a comma. Let’s review each component:
- The first component is called a value test. In this case the value is [Test Score] and we are testing to see if the value is less than 75.
- The second component is called the value if true. In this case the value is “Fail”. So if the first component (or condition) is true, the formula will return “Fail”.
- The second component is called the value if false. It will return “Pass” if the second component is false (i.e. is not less than 75).
- Save the new field and, if necessary, add it the field to your form. You will now see a ‘Pass/Fail’
To test a live example of this field in Quickbase click here For a more advance example of how to use If-Statements click here for an article on how to use Nested If-Statments For a guide/example from our friends at Quickbase, click here.
- Author: Jake Rattner (email@example.com)
- Date Submitted: 12/10/2018