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RichardV
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Dax: blank values +0 formula

Hi guys,

 

I was wondering if somebody could help me. It is concerning a PBI report with 2 visualisations, and I am working with an SSAS tabular model.

 

Visualisation 1: line graph with date (by day) on the X axis, and amount of files on the Y axis (last 3 years)

Visualisation 2: line graph with months on the X axis, amount of files on the Y axis and years as legend. (last 3 years)

 

Question:

 

I wanted to have a "0" instead of "blank" value for visual 1. That way, I can see for each data if there was one or multiple files per day. Therefore, I used the DAX formula "Measure = [amount of files] + 0", which works great for visualisation 1.

 

However, If I am using this formula for visualisation 2, it shows a line at "0" at november and december 2017. This I do not want to see, because this is a future date with no values.

 

Is there a DAX formula to make a measure to show a "0" for a blank value for each date earlier than today, but which is showing blank values for future days?

 

Help is appreciated, because I am not yet that savvy with DAX. Also keep in mind that the DAX formula should not include creating a calculated column, because I want to make the measure on top of an SSAS tabluar model.

 

Many many thanks in advance!!!

 

Richard

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v-yulgu-msft
Microsoft
Microsoft

Hi @RichardV,

 

You can use IF condition in your measure like:

Measure = IF(MAX(Table[Date].[MonthNo])<=MONTH(TODAY()),[amount of files]+0,BLANK())

Remember to enable 'Show items with no data' on chart axis.

1.PNG

 

Best regards,
Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
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Hi @RichardV,

 

So, currently, with this formula Measure= IF(MAX('Table'[Date])>DAY(TODAY()) . [Amount of files]+0, BLANK()), you can always achieve the desired result, right?

 

Regards,
Yuliana  Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
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v-yulgu-msft
Microsoft
Microsoft

Hi @RichardV,

 

You can use IF condition in your measure like:

Measure = IF(MAX(Table[Date].[MonthNo])<=MONTH(TODAY()),[amount of files]+0,BLANK())

Remember to enable 'Show items with no data' on chart axis.

1.PNG

 

Best regards,
Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Hi @v-yulgu-msft,

 

Thanks a lot for your comment.

 

However, it deed not seem to work. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that I don't have the function with "show items with no data' because I create a measure on top of a SSAS tabular model.

 

The strangest thing is, that I tweaked a little with the formula, and I have seem to make it work. Unfortunately, I do not have an idea why this works.

 

The only thing that I did, is change "<=" into ">". So the formula becomes:

 

Measure= IF(MAX('Table'[Date])>DAY(TODAY()) . [Amount of files]+0, BLANK())

 

I don't have an explanation for why this works. Can I use this safely, or is there any error in this?

 

Best,

 

Richard

Hi @RichardV,

 

So, currently, with this formula Measure= IF(MAX('Table'[Date])>DAY(TODAY()) . [Amount of files]+0, BLANK()), you can always achieve the desired result, right?

 

Regards,
Yuliana  Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Yes, although no idea why it works

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