Greater than (>)

Learn how to use the Boolean greater than (>) operator in Notion formulas.

The greater than (>) operator returns true if its left operand is greater than its right operand. It accepts string, numeric, date, and Boolean operands.

number > number string > string Boolean > Boolean date > date
2 > 1 /* Output: true */ 42 > 50 /* Output: false */ "b" > "a" /* Output: true */ /* Boolean values equate to 1 (true) and 0 (false). */ true > false /* Output: true */ true > true /* Output: false */ /* For dates, "less than" equates to "before". */ now() > dateSubtract(now(), 1, "days") /* Output: true */

Good to know: When comparing dates, “greater” = “later”.

Good to know: The greater than (>) operator cannot be chained in a Notion formula. A formula like 3 > 2 > 1 won’t work. Use the and operator to get around this – e.g. 3 > 2 and 2 > 1.

This example database records the power levels of two fighters at different stages. The Stronger formula outputs a sentence stating who the stronger fighter is at that time.

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((prop("Goku") > prop("Vegeta")) ? "Goku is stronger" : "Vegeta is stronger") + " during " + prop("Saga") + "."

This formula uses the conditional operators ? and : to form an if-then statement. The output is then combined with strings and the output of the Saga property via the add (+) operator (which can concatenate strings).

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