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Paulien1989 Regular Visitor
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Graph with date shows months not selected through filter

Hi everyone,


I'm currently struggling with visualizing data in a line graph where at some points, there is no data.


Speficially: I want to show the number of emails sent over time. On the y axis I have the total numbers of emails sent and on the x asis a date hierarchy. The number of emails sent is a measure:


# emails sent = CALCULATE(DISTINCTCOUNT('Email Result'[Email Send ID])+0)


The +0 was a trick I found on this forum, to show zero's instead of blanks where the count is 0 (or non existent). Without it, the line graph would just not show the months at all without data (the x axis would go from july to october, skipping august and september...).


The date is filtered on the last 12 calendar months.


Now, the graph looks like this:



It is still showing the months not belonging in the filtered date range! I tried all sorts of work arounds, but it keeps giving me the months I do NOT want to show. Anyone have a answer?


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Re: Graph with date shows months not selected through filter

How are you doing the filtering to the last 12 months?


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Paulien1989 Regular Visitor
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Re: Graph with date shows months not selected through filter

I tried several filters:


- Visual relative filter Last 12 Months (calendar)

- Page relative filter Lat 12 Months (calendar)

- Date slicer selecting 1st may 2017 thru 30th april 2018

- Page / visual filter stating Date is on or after 1st may 2017 AND before 1st may 2018


All give this same result...


I now have a workaround where I used a Year-Month text field on the axis and I manually selected the months I want to show, sorting them by a year-month numeric index dragged into Tooltips. It's not dynamic though.... cannot use dynamic date filters this way.


Hoping for a correct and dynamic solution.

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Re: Graph with date shows months not selected through filter

Hi @Paulien1989,


Is there an existing relationship between calendar table and fact table based on date column? If so, you just need to add [date] from calendar to slicer, also add it to X-axis of chart. When you select to show Last 12 months from relative slicer, the chart will be fitered dynamically.



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MalJan19 Frequent Visitor
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Re: Graph with date shows months not selected through filter

I was having the same problem, and I solved the issue by marking the table joined to my date as the date table. It works perfectly now!

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