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Can I set if loop to do nothing if boolean is 'false'


i have a database where we keep track of tasks and we would like to keep track how long the task stayed in a particular 'status'

e.g. i have a 'status' property which would have values like, 'Backlog', In Progress', 'Done' and i would like to keep track of how many days this DB entry has stayed in each of these values.

At the moment I thought to create three other properties to keep track of when the item's 'status' property changed to 'Backlog', 'In Progress', 'Done' - by doing so i can derive how much time since they've changed between each other.

I tried the formula if(prop("Status")=="Backlog",now(),"") as I want this property to do nothing if the 'status' property is NOT "Backlog" but I am getting a 'Type Mismatch "" is not a Date.' error.

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polle Points79460

Notion formulas can't write dates by status.

You will need an external tool like make or Zapier to create an automation and write dates based on your needs.

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