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Add a formula to a search

Overview

Explains what the feature is or what its benefits are to the user or customer.

Feature

You can add a formula directly within a search. Some common reasons for using a formula in a search are to perform mathematical functions, check for and replace null values, or add if...then...else logic.

To create a formula in a search:
  1. Start a new search, or choose an existing answer from a pinboard to edit.
  2. If the answer shows a chart, switch to Data View.
    File:01_The_Basics/end_user_guide_bookmap/030/030/010/switch_to_data_view.png

    Switch to Data View

  3. In the upper right hand side of the table, click Actions and select Add formula.
    File:01_The_Basics/end_user_guide_bookmap/030/030/010/create_formula_in_answer.png

    Create a new formula in an answer

  4. Type your formula in the Formula Builder.
    File:01_The_Basics/end_user_guide_bookmap/030/030/010/formula_builder.png

    Use the Formula Builder

    Note: Formulas elements are color coded by type and can include the formula operators and functions? (blue), the names of columns (purple)?, and/or constants? (black).
  5. You can see a list of formula operators with examples by clicking on Formula Assistant.
    File:01_The_Basics/end_user_guide_bookmap/030/030/010/formula_assistant.png

    Examples in the Formula Assistant

  6. If you want to change what your formula returns, use the Advanced settings.
    Depending on your formula, you may be able to change:
    • Data type
    • ATTRIBUTE or MEASURE
    • Aggregation type
    File:01_The_Basics/end_user_guide_bookmap/030/030/010/formula_advanced_settings.png

    Advanced settings in the Formula Builder

  7. Name the formula by clicking on its title and typing the new name. Click Save.
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