Stefan Gauci wrote this on April 17, 2017

The all new Formula Field

Following our latest Fusioo App Builder update, today we're launching one of the most requested features, the all new Formula Field.

We've made the Formula Field (formerly called Math Calc) easier to use, powerful and dynamic.

Easier to use

We've added dropdowns to reference Fields and variables - reducing typos and other common mistakes when constructing formulas.

To get started, type the @ symbol and choose your field.

fields dropdown

Note: Your existing formulas have been updated automatically and are already using this new format.

New Rollup functionality

We've also implemented aggregate functionality that works exclusively on related Apps.

You can now use COUNT, SUM, MAX, MIN.


Note: You can also reproduce average (AVG) functionality by dividing the SUM total by the record COUNT.

Dynamic formula results

We're also making the formula result type dynamic. Results can be one of four different types: Text, Number, Date or Boolean.

What this means is that you can mix different data types (text, dates, numbers etc.) when constructing your formulas and Fusioo will automatically figure out the result type.

This also means that you will be able to use dashboard filters and saved views as you would on any other Field.

Formula mixed types

Power at your fingertips

We've also included a good amount of in-built functions.

Here are some of the most common functions:

  • Text. contains(), concatenate(), slice(), replace()
  • Date. diffMonths(), format(), addDays(), dayOfMonth()
  • Numeric. power(), round(), mod(), sqrt()
  • Logic. if() - supports And, Or, Not and various comparison operators.

To get started using in-built Functions, just click on the 'fn' button, choose a function and modify the function template.

We hope you enjoy this new update. As always, if you have any feedback or find any issues, let us know in the comments below or via email!