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Is there any way you can access a field in a different record? As an example, I collect records to manage fuel consumption. For each file of the tank, I make a note of the date, the car mileage, the total cost of filling the tank, and the price per litre. I need to calculate the difference between the current mileage and the previous mileage – is there a way this can be done? This is simple in both a spreadsheet or using a SQL Query against a normal database, but I don’t seem to be able to find a way using AirTable. Any help appreciated?

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Welcome to the community, @ Simon_Murgatroyd! :grinning_face_with_big_eyes: Check out this thread for more info on referring to “adjacent” database records.

Thank you for the swift response. I’ll check this out now.

OK, I’ve been able to get this working from the example you provided - thank you very much.

What I would say to AirTable though is they need to get a more formal method added to the product. AirTable is aimed at non-programmers and this type of complex workaround simply should not be necessary and limits what is otherwise an impressive and useful tool.