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Show items with no data and slicers



I have made a new thread because there seems to be various problems with this function but none that match the one I am having.


So, for example, I have this data set:fvyhrrt.PNG


I create a column chart and a slicer like so:ghnfuhnygtr.PNG




I tick the "Show items with no data" option for the column chart:hwytjxsr.png




Now when I slice by, for example, "A", the result is this:kjhgfds.PNG




As you can see, there are no entries for 'Place A' with a 'Score' of 3/6/10, so they have been removed from the axis.  I do not want them removed from the axis, which was the rational for ticking "Show items with no data" on the column chart.  I want the axis to remain static regardless of whether there is a count for the individual axis columns.


What am I missing?



Thanks guys










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I believe in this case you have to have another table with "Id" and set relationship with your data table and put "Id" from your new table on "Axis"



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also you have to select "Type" as Categorical on "X" Axis, here are some screen shot for your reference:


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OK parry2k, thanks for your help.  I may need a little more clarification.


So I have now made a seperate table with just ID - and set the 1:1 relationship with the other data table:jytjhnuy.PNG




 The first problem I have is when I put "ID" from the new table on the Axis:hrjynx.PNG

 I fail to understand how this could possibly generate the same chart?  (Even with catagorical selected as 'type' in the X-Axis):kydhrgf.PNG


 Have I misunderstood something already?







You are correct, I misread some requirement here,  I did put together a pbix file which I can send it to you, shoot me your email id in private message.




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Hello Der,

I am also facing similar issue in my report,  could you please share the file with me if possible.




Hi Radhi


I'm afraid I don't have the file anymore.


As far as I can remember, I ultimately resolved this issue by creating a custom column in the data set and using the 'sort by column' fuction under the 'modelling' tab - this gave me more freedom with the axis labelling/order - but I'm afraid I cannot show you or remember the exact details.


Hope this helps.



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I am facing the similar issue in my report, could you please share me the file wherein you have sorted this issue.




Hi Parry


I've looked at the file and had a play around, and I understand what you've done.  You did, technically, fix the problem, so thanks for that - though my real issue was slightly shoruded.  I kept getting the same results even after applying your method, which looked the like:



The reason for this was that I had the 'Score' column modelled as text.  And here's why my problem was shrouded somewhat - 

The colum HAD to be formatted as text, because that is the only way I could list that row as 01, 02, 03, 04 etc, instead of what it would automatically be changed to if I formatted as a number column (1, 2, 3, 4, etc).  The reason I needed them to be 01, 02, 03, 04 etc is because these values are actually supposed to represent months.  When I make a chart, I cannot move columns around as I please, so I need to build into the data the pillars necessary so that I can later 'Sort by score', which will visually allow me to show Jan, Feb Mar, Apr as 01, 02, 03, 04... etc.  This is only a problem because of the limited functionality when organising colums in charts.



I received a dataset with January representaed as Jan, February represented as Feb, etc.  In order to chart this out, I created a colum which made Jan=01, Feb=02, Mar=03, etc.  The idea is I would then use these values as the axis on a bar chart, counting instances of the months:geathgsrt.PNG


As you can see, the idea was to use a slicer so that the effect on the counts of the values in the differing months could be explored.  The reason they have to be represented as 01, 02, 03 - is because it represents a year cycle, and changing the 'Score' colum to number would make that impossible.


Anyway, that was just a little explanation of why I needed what I needed, and why your solution did work - but not under the strict circumstances I was trying to make it work.


Thanks for your help, much appreciated.





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