Smart Columns

Published On February 26, 2019

Introduction

Smart columns are a great way for you to quickly calculate sums on your entire dataset, and have them just as editable as any other column!

Caveats

There are a few things you should bear in mind,

Operators

The formula syntax supports these basic operations, the syntax is parsed in a left to right approach (not BODMAS). Please use brackets to achieve desired functionality.

Operator
Description
+
Add
-
Subtract
/
Divide
*
Multiply
%
Modulus
&
Concatenate (Strings) 
(
Start group
)
End group
A-Z
Reference column
12.3
Decimal
FUNC(a,b) Functions (see below)

List of functions

The formula box provides access to many functions that can be useful

Decimal Functions

Function Description
CONCAT(a,b) Appends b onto a
LEFT(a,x) First x characters of a
RIGHT(a,b) Last x characters of a
SUBSTITUTE(a, b, c) Replaces all instances of b with c located in a
ADD(a,b) Adds b to a
SUBTRACT(a,b) Subtracts b from a
MULTIPLY(a,b) Times a and b
DIVIDE(a,b) Divides a by b
MOD(a,b) Remainder of a by b
MAX(a,b) Greater of a or b
MIN(a,b) Lesser of a or b
ROUND(a,x) Rounds a to x decimal places
POW(a, b) Takes a to the power of b
IF(a, b, c) Checks a is true, returns b otherwise returns c
COL(x) Returns the Xth column
AND(a,b) Checks if a and b are both true
OR(a,b) Checks if a or b are either true
XOR(a,b) Checks if one of a or b is true
EQUALS(a,b) Checks if a and b are the same value
NOTEQUALS(a,b) Checks if a and b are different values
NOT(a) Checks if a is true, returns false, vice versa
GT(a,b) Checks if a is greater than b
LT(a,b)
Checks if a is less than b

String Functions

Concat(string1, string2) Appends string2 onto string1
Left(string, No characters) First X characters of the string
Right(string, No characters)
Last X characters of the string
Substitute(string, old, new)
Replaces all instances of old with new located in string
Len(string)
Returns the number of characters in a string
Regex(string,pattern,group)
Return the selected regex group from a pattern match
IsMatch(string, pattern)
Returns true if the regex pattern was found in the string
Reverse(string)
Reversed the string

Conditional Functions

IF(condition, true, false) Returns the true value or false value depending on the condition equalling 1

Lookup Functions

Col(index) Returns the value in the specified column

Examples

Add a £ symbol to the A column values

\"£\"&A 

Total a row and add a £ symbol

\"£\"&A+B+C 

Find the average of a set of columns

(A+B+C)/3 

Add 20% tax to a column

A*1.2
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