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Jul 25, 2017 01:47 PM

I’m trying to figure out if AirTable can solve equations with unknown variables.

For instance, a break-even analysis based on data in the table.

(Revenue per unit ⨉ Units sold) − (Fixed costs + Cost per unit ⨉ Units sold) = 0

(200 ⨉ Units Sold) − (1000 + 100 ⨉ Units sold) = 0

Where Units sold is the unknown variable (“x”), and I would like to know the value of “x” where the equation returns 0 (break-even).

A normal equation solver would give:

(200*x)−(1000+100*x) = 0

x = 10

So, could I get “10” to display using an AirTable Formula?

Thanks!!

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Jul 25, 2017 10:23 PM

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Jul 26, 2017 06:59 PM

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Jul 26, 2017 08:22 PM

Depend on your technical proficiency, you may find it easier to set up an API call to perform the calculation using a different method (JS or Google Sheets).

Or a low-tech way is to set up a custom view that displays records where the {Calculation Result} field is empty, a sheet with the equation solver set up in Google Sheets, and then have Zapier action that monitors the custom view in AirTable, pushes any new records that appear over to Google Sheets, then pulls the result back to AirTable.

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Feb 05, 2022 06:26 AM

Just use the javascript module on the automation section

it’s very easy

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May 17, 2022 10:57 AM

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May 17, 2022 05:03 PM

`eval()`

. However, sometimes you can find a minified version of a library and copy/paste the entire minified library into your script.

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May 23, 2022 10:16 PM

Thank you. A colleague suggested using the AirTable API to get data into Google CoLab for analysis.

If anyone has done that, I’d appreciate any pointers.

Thanks!

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Mar 15, 2024 05:03 AM

I've got a similar challenge, I'd like to calculate BEP for a retail store sales, however it takes an iteration method to do that, in Excel or google sheet I'd use the "Goal seek" formula, is there anything similar in Airtable?