Create a Formula Property

Learn how to create a formula property in a Notion database.

To start using Notion formulas, you’ll first need to create a Formula property in a Notion database.

If you’re unfamiliar with Notion databases or want to learn about all their features, check out my full guide on databases:

Notion Databases: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide
Databases are Notion’s most powerful feature. This guide will teach you everything about them – including views, filters, sorts, grouping, and more!

Within your chosen database, open the View Options menu and click Properties.

From the Properties menu, click New Property. Give the property a unique name, then set the Type to Formula.

Once your formula property has been created, you’ll be able to click into its content area in order to open up the formula editor.

If you’d like to see this process in action, here’s a timestamped embed of the Formulas section in my Notion databases video guide:

From here, you can read my guide on Notion’s formula editor:

The Formula Editor – Thomas Frank

You can also familiarize yourself with Notion’s formula syntax, which is easy to learn:

Notion Formula Syntax – Thomas Frank

About the Author

My name is Thomas Frank, and I'm a Notion-certified writer, YouTuber, and template creator. I've been using Notion since 2018 to organize my personal life and to run my business and YouTube channel. In addition to this formula reference, I've created a free Notion course for beginners and several productivity-focused Notion templates. If you'd like to connect, follow me on Twitter.

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