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Liam_Esteban
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Excel has the IFERROR function to elegantly catch when a formula fails. Airtable doesn’t seem to have an equivalent. Is there a way to emulate this functionality?

I have an airtable with a list of books that I’m reading. They have a start date and an end date, but I don’t write the end date until I’ve finished the book. I group books by end date and would like the group to be named “Currently reading” instead “#ERROR!”.

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Kamille_Parks
16 - Uranus
16 - Uranus

Use an IF() statement to check if there is a value for the end date.

IF({End Date}, ~something~, "currently reading")


Also there is the function ISERROR() which will allow you to test if something returns an error or not when used with IF(). Similarly, there’s ERROR().

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Kamille_Parks
16 - Uranus
16 - Uranus

Use an IF() statement to check if there is a value for the end date.

IF({End Date}, ~something~, "currently reading")


Also there is the function ISERROR() which will allow you to test if something returns an error or not when used with IF(). Similarly, there’s ERROR().

Liam_Esteban
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Thank you so much for your quick reply.