Learn how to use the Boolean constant false in Notion formulas.
falseinto a Notion formula property, and that property will output an unchecked checkbox, representing the value
A Boolean value has only two states, which can be thought of as:
- True or False
- 1 or 0
- On or Off
A Boolean simply represents the two truth values of logic.
Notion represents Boolean values with checked (true) and unchecked (false) checkboxes.
These resources aren’t necessary for understanding how to work with Booleans in Notion, but you may find them interesting if you want to dive deeper into how Booleans are used in programming and computer science.
This formula will simply output
falsein a Notion formula property, displaying as an unchecked checkbox:
false ? "😀" : "😭"
This is an
if()statement written in shorthand - it could also be written as
if(false,"😀","😭"). It will simply output 😭 if the condition is false. The condition is the first part of the
if()statement, or what is left of the
?in the shorthand formula.
Since the Boolean
falsenaturally, the result will be 😭. See the Sad property in the example database below for proof.
Here you can see how Notion displays
falseBoolean values. You can also see the output of our Sad formula, which is shown above.
Other formula components used in this example:
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