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Order of operations

Thanks, the custom state did the trick, a bit of a hassle but a good work around.

I put this question in the OOO thread because if OOO was implemented with () available then I would enter: ListPrice * (1 - Discount). I have to do 1-Discount * List Price. The other alternatives in this thread were more complex than necessary given I can rearrange the order for this simple equation. This may help others getting started and coming across this issue and like me they might be searching for order of operations help.

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Any suggestions on how to calculate rating averages. [(1:count x 1) + (2:count x 2) + (3:count x 3) + )(4:count x 4) + (5:count x5 ) ] / (1:count + 2:count + 3:count + 4:count + 5:count)

The 1,2,3,4,5 are star ratings. How many times a rating shows up times it’s rating number divided by the total number of ratings given to get the average rating for that user. Or maybe I’ve forgotten math.

Update: the toolbox is the answer. using expression on the page from elements

@jess is there an eta on this feature? All i need is A*(1-B) right now. Should be very simple.

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UPVOTE THE SUGGESTION ON IDEABOARD! It’s called “Order of operations & more advanced arithmetic capabilities” and somehow it only has 12 votes despite people asking for this for 5 years.

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Unfortunately, we’re not able to share a timeline for this, but we’re certainly keeping the request in mind and will let you know if any progress has been made.

@Eks_ST its worse than just order of operations. Doing 1 - variable is not possible. You have to make a variable (state) and put 1 in it and then you can do 1 - variable via … state - variable.

I like bubble for its ease but it seems like they have taken their foot of the gas and are just coasting and not fixing foundational problems. Its honestly a very bad sign @jess and @emmanuel . Success is a terrible motivator. Its not just this problem. Its that paging is not really finished. Its that you have a clunkly relationship between password strength-o-meter and policy settings. And more.

When I first started with bubble a few weeks ago I was blown away but as i’ve encountered these years old problems inside common scenarios I gotta wonder if you guys are the right bet for us long term.

Its like when you meet someone that you really get along with only to find out that they dont wash their hands after going to the bathroom. Makes you think.

Wash your hands bubble.


Please, Please make this a thing! Bubble could make great calculator apps if this was possible. Forget full PEMDAS. I’d settle for just respecting parenthesis.

@Eks_ST is correct. “Order of operations & more advanced arithmetic capabilities” needs more upvotes on the ideaboard.

First time I’ve checked the Ideaboard in a while… uhhh… no wonder it’s a graveyard. :confused: And I can see why this particular idea has only 12 upvotes… I can’t even find it and I imagine most people haven’t even seen it.

There’s still no searching/filtering on the list (unless you go to try adding a new idea in…) and there are a TON of ideas - Most of which you can tell are not going to go anywhere since they’re not particularly good ideas…

As someone mentioned in another forum post, the Ideaboard needs significant work. :frowning:

Edit: I found it and added my upvote. For anyone confused, you have to “submit an idea” to be able to search… sigh

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