Discussions

Expand all | Collapse all

Need to create a formula that checks 2 parameters

  • 1.  Need to create a formula that checks 2 parameters

    Posted 06-22-2018 12:22
    I need a formula that says
    When [Escalation] = 4HR and [2 HR Notification] is checked, check [4 HR Notification]
    Thank you.


  • 2.  RE: Need to create a formula that checks 2 parameters

    Posted 06-22-2018 12:33
    This should work

    [Escalation] = "4HR" and [2 HR Notification] = true


  • 3.  RE: Need to create a formula that checks 2 parameters

    Posted 06-22-2018 12:36
    shorter:

    [Escalation] = "4HR" and [2 HR Notification]

    But to be honest I think the OP needs a form rule because I don't think  [4 HR Notification] is a formula field.


  • 4.  RE: Need to create a formula that checks 2 parameters

    Posted 06-22-2018 12:43
    I'm not very good with formulas. What I have now is

    If(Contains([Escalation], "4HR"), true)
    How do I change this?


  • 5.  RE: Need to create a formula that checks 2 parameters

    Posted 06-22-2018 12:50
    I suggest that you try my formula above. It turns out in Quickbase you don�t actually need to make an
    IF statement when the result is going to be true or false. You can just make a statement and if the statement evaluates to true then the checkbox will get checked.

    I am in the car right now so it�s a little hard to type but if I get a chance I will write out a longer formula that will make more sense to you. But meanwhile why don�t you just try a new field with my formula and see if it works.


  • 6.  RE: Need to create a formula that checks 2 parameters

    Posted 06-22-2018 12:54
    I did. It doesn't work.


  • 7.  RE: Need to create a formula that checks 2 parameters

    Posted 06-22-2018 12:57
    Does it give a syntax error? If so please post your formula and the syntax error.


  • 8.  RE: Need to create a formula that checks 2 parameters

    Posted 06-22-2018 17:17
    No error. I tried both formulas
    • [Escalation] = "4HR" and [2 HR Notification] = true
    • [Escalation] = "4HR" and [2 HR Notification]
    Both returned no results - didn't check the box.


  • 9.  RE: Need to create a formula that checks 2 parameters

    Posted 06-22-2018 19:25
    Can you look at a single record and tell me what is in the field [Escalation] and what field type it is, and same for the other field?


  • 10.  RE: Need to create a formula that checks 2 parameters

    Posted 06-22-2018 19:29
    [Escalation] is a text field - it contains text '2HR', '4HR', '8HR', 24HR'
    [2 HR Notification] and [4 HR Notification] are formula checkboxes


  • 11.  RE: Need to create a formula that checks 2 parameters

    Posted 06-22-2018 19:37
    That should work.  I don't mind having a quick look to see what the problem is, if you like, or else you will need to put in a support ticket.  I can be reached via the contact info on my website QuickBaseCoach.com  


  • 12.  RE: Need to create a formula that checks 2 parameters

    Posted 06-22-2018 19:53
    I just sent an invite


  • 13.  RE: Need to create a formula that checks 2 parameters

    Posted 06-22-2018 21:31
    Are you putting it in an if statement?

    if([Escalation] = "4HR" and [2 HR Notification] = True,True,False)


  • 14.  RE: Need to create a formula that checks 2 parameters

    Posted 06-22-2018 21:51
    I spoke to Stephanie on a GTM and her situation was quite a bit more complex than was outlined in her post, though it was vaguely alluded to in the headline.  She in fact has multiple records for the same Ticket# and data from those multiple records needed to be combined into a formula text result.

    I showed Stephanie how to make a table of unique Ticket numbers and maintain it by importing a summary report into that table after each data import of a fresh batch of tickets.   Then we did some summary fields and a formula to combine the result of the tickets with the same Unique ticket #.