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How to create dummy columns in numeric order based on a date difference

Hi All,

I have created a report using the matrix visual. The column is a date difference in month. 1, 2, 3.... Row is a date value.
There are some months "missing" purely due to what the data is, however it need to show those months just with a zero value.


So if its month 1 2 3 7 - I need to fill in 4 5 6, etc. Is there anyway of doing that without adding dummy data in the actual data.


Thank you all in advance.


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Hi All,

I am working through the solution provider.. not sure if I am on the right track

I created a new table with the number of months required.


I joined this to my existing table



and this is what I get. Almost as an inner join?


Also when I join this to my data, which field do I use to the matrix to show the months 1 - 47 in this case.


THank you all again 😊



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Hi @Jerush ,

Could you tell me if your problem has been solved?
If it is, kindly Accept it as the solution. More people will benefit from it.
Or you are still confused about it, please provide me with more details about your problem.

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Stephen Tao

Hi @v-stephen-msft  
Hope you are well. Please see the new info I have provided.


Thank you


Hi Stephan,


THis solution looks like it will work. I am just working through the steps that has been given.  Still at a beginner level on power bi. 


Thank you though.

Helper I
Helper I

Create a new table and add relationship;

Months = SELECTCOLUMNS(GENERATESERIES(1,12,1),"MonthNo", [Value])

Add this new column to matrix.

Then change properties of  measure in visualisation "Show Item with no data" or change your measures to display 0 instedof BLANK()


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Hi Msta,


Thank you for the speedy reply. I will give this a go. Much Appreciated

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@Jerush , Create a table with values , using generateseries


month= generateseries(1,12,1)


Join this with the column in your table.


Create a measure with +0 and use

count(Table[column]) +0

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Hi @amitchandak 


Thank you for the speedy reply. I will give this a go. 

Much Appreciated.


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