Using Big Number component in Page

Good morning, Gliders,

I am creating Big Numbers on a Glide Page to show demographic stats.

In my Race column are three choices

  • Caucasian
  • Black/African-American
  • Asian/Pacific-Islander

The only way I see to do this is three IF-THEN columns:

  • IF Caucasian THEN true
  • IF Black/African-American THEN true
  • IF Asian/Pacific-Islander THEN true

Followed by three ROLLUP columns:

  • Count IF Caucasian column
  • Count IF Black/African-American column
  • Count IF Asian/Pacific-Islander column

Finally using my three ROLLUP columns in three Big Number components.

Is this the best way to do this? This is my first time using Big Numbers.


Another approach:

  • Create a helper table with a Single column called Race**
  • Populate that with your races, one per row
  • Create a multi relation column that joins that to your data
  • Use a rollup to get a count of each

** Personally I prefer the term Ethnic Group. Race is a social construct - technically we are all the same race, which is human :slight_smile:


I don’t disagree with you about the term, but I work exclusively with nonprofits that in client services and fundraising are sometimes forced to breakdown demographics by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Nationality
  • Culture
  • Tribe
  • Identifies as Hispanic
  • Primary language
  • and more

So I fluctuate between whatever terms the client, its regulatory agency, the US Census Bureau or the grant application uses.