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Ability to create calculated metrics in Interfaces

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Joel_Lee
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

First, let me start off by saying how incredibly important this feature is. The data so many organizations could have by being able to create custom calculated metrics in Interfaces is untellable.

When creating big numbers (like the Numbers widget in an Interface), you are tired to a specific field, then you must select an operator. For example, you tie that Number widget to a field in one of your tables, for example, “Revenue,” then select “Sum” and it gives you the total. Let’s say you did that same thing for “Profit.”

Then, with those two metrics, there is no way to create a third one based off those that calculates, for example, something like: Profit / Revenue (displayed as a percentage (Margin)).

The problem is that the only workaround to achieve the above (something that is a basic feature in, for example, Google Data Studio), is to build in the Profit, Revenue, and Margin fields at the table level which can fail to work if you are dealing with a metric for which there is no workable operator. For example, you cannot use “Sum” in the settings of a Number widget in an Interface in order to sum up all the “Margin” values in your table. That doesn’t make sense.

Long story short, I would love if, in Interfaces, you could calculate your own metrics. The flexibility this would provide would help people who are using Interfaces for basic financial or other number-based widgets, and could give them the insights they need (like the organization I work for!).

51 Comments
Jono
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Need this to do basic stuff like a percentage.

Cameron_McGrane
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

What is actually stopping product allow us to add a formula field to an interface form? +2

Nichole_Fields
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

+1 

jagabauer
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

+1. Would really like this feature.

bweber
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

@airtablecan you please add this feature ASAP?

ryanbsmith
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

+1  Please add this feature!

ericfriedman
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I would echo support for this feature too.

Brian_Hendel
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

OMG yes please. Was gobsmacked when I realized that I can't even do basic formulas in my widgets. Renders the entre interface designer useless for me for even basic visualization for my use case. 

PeterDarouze
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Plus 1.  Dashboards in Interfaces module could be so incredibly powerful with flexibility and formulas.  It is so needlessly hard to do calculations with rollups in general in Airtable.

BreeTanner
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

+10000000 This would be an amazing tool and an instant sell to a lot of our corporate clients to transition to Airtable. Making interfaces more powerful by the ability to add input fields and do basic math would be amazing.