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Using an escape character in a formula?

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I’m using integromat to automate some data from google sheets to airtable.

In this automation flow, I’m using ({record ID} = ‘string’) formula to match the g sheet cell with the airtable record id. For the most part this worked just fine until it came across a record that also had ’ in the record. This, I presume caused an error in the formula to not match the string as it stopped after the ’ character thinking that was the end of the string.

Is there an escape character I can use in this formula to solve this issue? Or is this something I have to solve in the google sheet for the matching strings?

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One option is to use double rather than single quotes.


Otherwise you could escape it like this:


Thanks Zollie,

Will give it a try!