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Table visual related questions


I have 3 tables. Student, Certificate, and Tution. I want to show Student and their certificate info on my report visual (table visual 1) and Tution info related to every student in table visual 2. And have following questions which I need help finding answers.

1) In table 1 - Student 003 doesn't have record but I still want to see their record with staus 'Not appeared'. I used 'Show items with no data' which shows blank cell value but how do I mask 'Not appeared' value in the visual?

2) In table 1 - When I select student 001 it filters only related Tution record in table 2 but doesn't show any records when I select student 003.

3) In table 2 - When I select TutionId 1 it doesn't filter table 1, may be because student -> Tution table in relationship but seting bi-directional arrows also doesn't resolve the issue. Can you please help me with the three issues?




Thanks for your time!

Super User
Super User

Hi @PBInewbie21 ,

1) - Create a column - and write the below code:
Result = IF(ISBLANK(status column), "Not Appeared", values(status column))

For 2) & 3) change the relationship to bi-directional.

For 1 - I added new column on Certification table and pasted the code you sent with some changes 

Result = IF(ISBLANK(Certification[Status]), "Not appeared", values(Certification[Status]))
and dragged the new column on the visual but still doesn't show 'Not appeared' on my visual. Pasting the image to show Result cell is empty for CRM003 also, changing relationships to bi-directional don't solve my problem no.2 (doesn't show Tuition record for CRM003 but if you see second image it works for CRM002)




Hi @PBInewbie21 ,


Please remove sensitive data and provide a sample pbix so that we can help you to solve the problem: 

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Thank you for continue for willing to help me. Here is the sample file.

Super User
Super User

Hi @PBInewbie21 ,
For 1- 

Could you please elaborate on what bases you want to display 'Not Appreared'? 
Is it if the Status column is blank then? If yes, then try the below:
Result = IF(ISBLANK(Status), "Not Appreared", Status)


Also, please explain your query 2. Thanks.



@truptis - thanks for your reply. Not sure where do I write the formula you suggested.

I'll explain question 1 and 2 again.

1) I want to do left join for Student and Certificate tables. Show all student's records with certificate.status comun. If I do 'show items with no data' for table 1 then it does show me student 003's record with blank in status column. Instead of blank I want to mask 'Not appeared' value on the table column. How can I do that? 

2) I have two tables and when I click on top Student table, it's related record should show in bottom Tuition table. for example, when I click on CRM001 on top table it does show TuitionID 1's record but when I click on CRM003 it doesn't show any record on bottom table.

3) for third problem, I can see that because relationship is one direction from Student to Tuition (1:many) it is not filtering bottom to top table. But I have heard bi-directional relationships are not good. How can I fix this problem? 

Thanks once again for your help!

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