true into a Notion formula property, and that property will output a checked checkbox, representing the value
A Boolean value has only two states, which can be thought of as:
- True or False
- 1 or 0
- On or Off
A Boolean simply represents the two truth values of logic.
Notion represents Boolean values with checked (true) and unchecked (false) checkboxes.
These resources aren’t necessary for understanding how to work with Booleans in Notion, but you may find them interesting if you want to dive deeper into how Booleans are used in programming and computer science.
This formula will simply output
true in a Notion formula property, displaying as a checked checkbox:
Here’s a slightly more complex example formula that uses Notion’s if function:
true ? "😀" : "😭"
This is an
if() statement written in shorthand – it could also be written as
if(true,"😀","😭"). It will simply output 😀 if the condition is true. The condition is the first part of the
if() statement, or what is left of the
? in the shorthand formula.
Since the Boolean
true naturally, the result will be 😀. See the Happy property in the example database below for proof.
false are case-sensitive. Typing
False will result in a syntax error.
Here you can see how Notion displays
false Boolean values. You can also see the output of our Happy formula, which is shown above.
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Other formula components used in this example: