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Rollups not working (no value retrieved)

This is what I would like to achieve:

One with details of expenses, ie

  • Food A $50
  • Grocery A $20
  • Grocery B $50

One with the total Expense:

  • Groceries = $70

I have already linked them up via relations, and selected rollups for the amount.
The value returned on my total expense is zero.

Any idea why?

1 Answer


polle Points79930

Not sure how you have the structure in Notion and that is the most important thing.

Here is how the structure should be.

You need 2 databases, one for expenses and one for the categories.
Relate both databases.
When you add a new expense, you select the category from the relation and add a total.
Add an expenses Rollup in the categories database, pull the total from the expenses database.

Rollup Config: Relation > Expenses, Property > Total, Calculate > Sum.

That will work as you need.


Susan commented

Thank you - my mistake was not selecting the relevant category from the relation. I left it blank ( didn't link the relevant category individual; pages) , and hence why.

Thank you so much!


polle commented

Glad to help. Please select the answer it to mark the question as solved.

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