Using Parameters in Automation "When a record matches a condition"


I am setting up an automation trigger for when an specific column, y, is >= a required number, x (which has its own column). I want x to be a parameter that can vary for each record. In the automation tab, when setting “when a record matches a condition”, i am only allowed to enter a number, not a parameter. I know I can add a separate column in my base and make a formula to check if y >= x, but my columns have begun to grow quite large to do these vary small and tedious tasks, and I would like to limit my reliance on creating more columns as much as possible.

Is there a way to do this through the automation that I’m not seeing?