Formula syntax & functions
Notion formulas can operate on various properties and functions. Here, you'll find a list of them ➗
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Notion formulas can operate on various properties and functions. Here, you'll find a list of them!
Formulas support many property types. For those that aren't supported directly, data is automatically converted into another data type (usually text).
Property Types  Examples  Formula Type 

Title 
 Text 
Text 
 Text 
Select 
 Text 
MultiSelect 
 Text 
Checkbox 
 Boolean 
Email, URL, Phone Number 
 Text 
Unique ID 
 Text 
Created By, 
 Person 
Person 
 Person 
Date, 
 Date 
Number 
 Number 
Relation 
 Page 
Rollup 
 Number, date, or list of any type. Depends on rollup configuration. 
Builtins are specific symbols and values that are built into the language to help designate a calculation.
Builtin  Example 

Math operators: 

Boolean values: 

Comparison operators: 

Logical operators: 

Ternary operator: 

Notion formulas support the following functions.
Name  Description  Example 

if  Returns the first value if the condition is true; otherwise, returns the second value. 

ifs  Returns the value that corresponds to the first true condition. This can be used as an alternative to multiple nested if() statements. 

empty  Returns true if the value is empty. 0, “”, and [] are considered empty. 

length  Returns the length of the text or list value. 

substring  Returns the substring of the text from the start index (inclusive) to the end index (optional and exclusive). 

contains  Returns true if the search string is present in the value. 

test  Returns true if the value matches the regular expression and false otherwise. 

match  Returns all matches of the regular expression as a list. 

replace  Replaces the first match of the regular expression with the replacement value. 

replaceAll  Replaces all matches of the regular expression with the replacement value. 

lower  Converts the text to lowercase. 

upper  Converts the text to uppercase. 

repeat  Repeats the text a given number of times. 

link  Creates a hyperlink from the label text and the URL. 

style  Adds styles and colors to the text. Valid formatting styles: 

unstyle  Removes formatting styles from the text. If no styles are specified, all styles are removed. 

format  Returns the value formatted as text. 

add  Returns the sum of two numbers. 

subtract  Returns the difference of two numbers. 

multiply  Returns the product of two numbers. 

mod  Returns the first number modulo the second number. 

pow  Returns the result of a base number raised to an exponent power. 

divide  Returns the quotient of two numbers. 

min  Returns the smallest number of the arguments. 

max  Returns the largest number of the arguments. 

sum  Returns the sum of its arguments. 

abs  Returns the absolute value of the number. 

round  Returns the value of a number rounded to the nearest integer. 

ceil  Returns the smallest integer greater than or equal to the number. 

floor  Returns the largest integer less than or equal to the number. 

sqrt  Returns the positive square root of the number. 

cbrt  Returns the cube root of the number. 

exp  Returns e^x, where x is the argument, and e is Euler's number (2.718…), the base of the natural logarithm. 

ln  Returns the natural logarithm of the number. 

log10  Returns the base 10 logarithm of the number. 

log2  Returns the base 2 logarithm of the number. 

sign  Returns 1 if the number is positive, 1 if it is negative, and 0 if it is zero. 

pi  Returns the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. 

e  Returns the base of the natural logarithm. 

toNumber  Parses a number from text. 

now  Returns the current date and time. 

minute  Returns the minute of the date (059). 

hour  Returns the hour of the date (023). 

day  Returns the day of the week of the date, between 1 (Monday) and 7 (Sunday). 

date  Returns the day of the month from the date (131). 

week  Returns the ISO week of the year of the date (153). 

month  Returns the month of the date (112). 

year  Returns the year of the date. 

dateAdd  Adds time to the date. The unit argument can be one of: 

dateSubtract  Subtracts time from the date. The unit argument can be one of: 

dateBetween  Returns the difference between two dates. The unit argument can be one of: 

dateRange  Returns a date range constructed from the start and end dates. 

dateStart  Returns the start of the date range. 

dateEnd  Returns the end of the date range. 

timestamp  Returns the current Unix timestamp, representing the number of milliseconds that have elapsed since January 1, 1970. 

fromTimestamp  Returns the date from the given Unix timestamp. The timestamp represents the number of milliseconds that have elapsed since January 1, 1970. Note: the returned date will not retain the seconds & milliseconds. 

formatDate  Formats the date using a custom format string. The format string can contain the following text to represent parts of the date: 

parseDate  Returns the date parsed according to the ISO 8601 standard. 

name  Returns the name of a person. 

Returns the email address of a person. 
 
at  Returns the value at the specified index in a list. 

first  Returns the first item in the list. 

last  Returns the last item in the list. 

slice  Returns the items of the list from the provided start index (inclusive) to the end index (optional and exclusive). 

concat  Returns the concatenation of multiple lists. 

sort  Returns the list in sorted order. 

reverse  Returns the reversed list. 

join  Returns the values of the list with the joiner placed between each of the values. 

split  Returns the list of values created by splitting a text input by a separator. 

unique  Returns the list of unique values in the input list. 

includes  Returns true if the list contains the specified value, and false otherwise. 

find  Returns the first item in the list for which the condition evaluates to true. 

findIndex  Returns the index of the first item in the list for which the condition is true. 

filter  Returns the values in the list for which the condition is true. 

some  Returns true if any item in the list satisfies the given condition, and false otherwise. 

every  Returns true if every item in the list satisfies the given condition, and false otherwise. 

map  Returns the list populated with the results of calling the expression on every item in the input list. 

flat  Flattens a list of lists into a single list. 

id  Returns the id of the page. If no page is provided, returns the id of the page the formula is on. 

equal  Returns true if both values are equal and false otherwise. 

unequal  Returns false if both values are equal and true otherwise. 

let  Assigns a value to a variable and evaluates the expression using that variable. 

lets  Assigns values to multiple variables and evaluates the expression using those variables. 
