Explore Notion's Formulas 2.0: What's New and Why It Matters

notion update formula 2.0

Notion just unveiled Formulas 2.0, and today, we’re here to give you a sneak peek into the exciting changes and what they mean for all of us Notion users. Let’s start by delving into Notion’s official guide for Formulas 2.0, which highlights three major improvements in this update. Don’t forget to follow our tutorial video for a more detailed guide.

Notion Formulas 2.0 Update Summary

  1. Writing & Editing Formulas is Easier: Formulas 2.0 simplifies the process of crafting and modifying formulas. You can now compose multi-line formulas in the editor, complete with tabs and comments, making your work more organized and efficient.
  2. Rich Data Outputs: In the past, formulas supported only text, numbers, and checkboxes. With Formulas 2.0, you can work with a broader range of data types, including Pages, dates, people, and lists. This enhancement offers more flexibility in your calculations and data manipulation.
  3. Access to More Information Directly: Formulas are now smarter. They can reach into properties, and related databases, and even access details like members’ emails and names. This empowers you to create dynamic and data-rich formulas.

So, What Does This Mean for Us?

Now, let’s discuss how these changes affect your Notion experience. Don’t forget to follow our YouTube tutorial video below to see some real examples with Formulas 2.0

  • Optimizing Existing Pages: Take a moment to review your pages and templates. Identify opportunities where these new formulas can enhance your workflows, ensuring you’re not missing out on efficiency gains.
  • Handling Text Lists: While existing lists with text are retained, creating lists of Pages is now possible. This feature simplifies referencing and organizing data.
  • Workspace-Level Information: Access names and emails at the workspace level, streamlining your user management tasks.
  • Create Your Own Variables with ‘Let’: Formulas 2.0 introduces a game-changing feature – the ‘Let’ statement. It allows you to create custom variables, reducing repetition in complex formulas. For instance, you can define a variable for “sales tax” and reference it throughout your formula, saving time and making your formulas more concise.
  • Use Reference Properties in Related Databases (Without Roll-Ups): Another exciting addition is the ability to reference properties in related databases directly. No more need for Roll-Ups! Suppose you have related databases with data you want to access. In Formulas 2.0, you can conveniently reference these properties, making your formulas cleaner and more accessible.

What do you think of this new update?

Notion’s Formulas 2.0 brings a wave of improvements that promise to simplify your work, enhance your data processing capabilities, and save you valuable time. As you explore these changes, you’ll discover a world of new possibilities for creating templates and streamlining your daily Notion use.

Are you excited about Formulas 2.0? Have you already embraced these new functions? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Stay tuned for more updates, and we hope to see you in our next article.

Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.