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Why you should be adding color to your reports in Quickbase

adding color formulas how to intermediate reports May 23, 2018

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Color coding your Quickbase report rows allows the important information to stand out. Drawing attention to critical details will save time and ignite action. Learn how to add conditional color coding to your Quickbase reports.

Make any information you want 'pop' on your table report.

  • Need to see active employees at a glance?
  • Want to highlight a task past due?
  • Desire to make out-of-stock items more obvious?

In this short tutorial, I walk you through three things you need to customize your awesome Quickbase reports using a formula to add color.

  1. Choose your report
  2. Identify the “trigger” field
  3. Write the color-code formula

After this quick tutorial, you’ll be well on your way to creating colorful and action-generating reports!


Case([Employment Status],"Active","yellow","")

Formula example for multiple colors:

Case([Employment Status],
"Terminated", "red",
"On Leave","orange",
"Not Started","blue","")





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