# The Coda formula language

Formulas 101

17 lessons, 50 minutes

## Learn how to think about formulas

You can learn how to use the formula language in the same way that you would learn a new spoken language. It has nouns and verbs and grammar rules. Let’s explore!## Practice with formulas

In your companion doc (you can find the original link here):- Type “=”; this will pull up your formula builder
- In the formula builder, type ”User()”
- Your name should pop up

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What makes it different?

The Coda formula language has a lot in common with Excel and Javascript, but there's a lot that makes it unique.

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A comprehensive introduction to the Coda formula language allowing to unlock to power of working with data in Coda.

17 lessons, 50 minutes total

1

Welcome to Formulas 101

0:52

The Coda formula language

5:50

3

What makes it different?

4:16

4

How to write formulas

5:50

5

Tip: How to read a formula

1:32

6

Tip: Dot operator explained

1:17

7

Filter formula

3:05

8

thisRow formula

1:42

9

User formula

2:54

10

Concatenate and compose

2:13

11

Contains and Matches formulas

3:31

12

If and SwitchIf formulas

4:16

13

Tip: Formulas and text

2:03

14

Tip: How to use the formula editor

1:18

15

Troubleshooting formulas

5:48

16

Tip: How to edit formulas

0:25

17

Build a dashboard

3:56

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