Formula with fields from different tables


Is it possible to use information from a linked table in a formula?

I’ve got an Airtable recording books that I read. In one table I have start and end dates for a book, and the details of the Book (author, number of pages) are in a second table. For some nerdy statistics, I wouldn’t mind being able to create a formula like (End Data - Start Date)/Number of Pages in Book…where the dates are in one table, and the number of pages in another.

Is this possible currently in Airtable?


Yes! (With the help of Lookup fields.)

In the table that links to Books, you can create Lookup fields corresponding to Start Date, End Date, etc. Then, you can reference the Lookup field values in your formula.


Thanks, that works perfectly. Especially after I found the DATETIME_DIFF() function.