stacked area chart distorted: can we treat blank as 0?
I am displaying data on a chart on 4 categories (1 color each below). On some days I have no data for some categories
Instead of being treated as 0, the area for the particular categories with no data jumps in a straight line to the following day that has some data - cutting through the rest of the chart in a very weird and unintuitive way.
Basically the issue is the blank data which i think is not interpreted as a zero. Is it an expected behavior and is there a way to fix the visual? (i would like to avoid forcing blank to 0 in my measure because it will then calculate a value for days that i'm not interested in)
The blank (white background) areas look odd in the middle of the graph. They appear to correspond to when the count of items is zero but instead of the total being 0 the total is blank and the chart displays a discontinuity. How can this be avoided?