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taylorsamy
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Fill rows between start and stop

Hello, 

I would like to fill rows between a start and stop flag, but leave null values outside of these falgs. 

Can anyone help with this? 
Sample Data:

 
 
Finish Sunday
 
 
Start Sunday
 
Task1
Finish Friday
 
 
 
 
Start Friday
 
 

Desired Output:

 
 
Finish Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
Start Sunday
 
Task1
Finish Friday
Friday
Friday
Friday
Friday
Start Friday
 
 
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V-lianl-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @taylorsamy ,

 

Your data model cannot fill in blanks. You need a column to group the start finish date, and then create an index column.

Please refer to the sample pbix.

V-lianl-msft_0-1620887123775.png

 

 

Best Regards,
Liang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

 

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V-lianl-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @taylorsamy ,

 

Your data model cannot fill in blanks. You need a column to group the start finish date, and then create an index column.

Please refer to the sample pbix.

V-lianl-msft_0-1620887123775.png

 

 

Best Regards,
Liang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

 

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Greg_Deckler
Super User
Super User

@taylorsamy Sorry, having trouble following, can you post sample data as text and expected output?
Not really enough information to go on, please first check if your issue is a common issue listed here: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Community-Blog/Before-You-Post-Read-This/ba-p/1116882

Also, please see this post regarding How to Get Your Question Answered Quickly: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Community-Blog/How-to-Get-Your-Question-Answered-Quickly/ba-p/38490

The most important parts are:
1. Sample data as text, use the table tool in the editing bar
2. Expected output from sample data
3. Explanation in words of how to get from 1. to 2.


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Hi @Greg_Deckler
I checked and did not find any solution to my question. 
I would love to upload a larger sample set, but every type of file that I try to attach I get an error saying it is not supported. 

Basically I have a table that looks like the sample data in the question, with mostly null values, then a start/stop value for each day. I want to fill something into the rows between the start and stop values, while leaving the rest of the nulls alone. 

Thanks for your help

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