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Date slicer with toggle to include/exclude "blank" dates and plot points onto mapping visual

Hi All,


I am looking to create a map in which the points (long and lat.) are filterable by a date slicer and have a toggle that includes/excludes blank dates.


The issue concerns the treatment of blank/"null" dates whilst using slicer. I do not believe there is a solution.


I have tried:

- using a variable input from user (slicer outputting a value with with "selectedvalue" measure) - similar to this post:

- restructuring data/queries (e.g. duplicating the data set three times over for each scenario)

- other


Simply having a drop-down list whereby the user selecs the date and "blank" checkbox isnt a neat solution when looking across years of dates. 




****EDIT: I am aware of the method using measures as user-input variables - however to my knowledge this does not work for maps (long. lat. inputs) as the measure neds to return a table of circa 10,000 lat. and longs. which would take too much computing time when looking at a published dashboard product.  


To give you an idea, the below is a small aea of a larger network. The date filter is being used on each of those segments (noted by colour here). Recalculating the measure every time a filter is touched will take too long (the final data set may be in the order of 1-2 million points).


My current approach is to exclude all blank dates and show on another page/tab.





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Thanks v-jianboli-msft


Using measures as user-input variables works for other visuals. To my knowledge it does not work for plotting many points onto a map (i.e. putting a measure into the long and lat fields for say 10,000 points does not work (and if there is a way to make this work, calculating such a measure would make it too slow once published) 

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Hi @apmarshxx ,


Based on your description, I have created a simple sample:


Please try:

First, create a new table for slicer:


Then create a slicer and turn on the single select:


Then apply the measure to the visual level filter:


Measure =
IF (
    SWITCH (
        SELECTEDVALUE ( 'For Slicer'[Value] ),
        "Exclude", NOT ( ISBLANK ( MAX ( 'Table'[Date] ) ) ),
        "Include", TRUE ()


Final output:



Best Regards,

Jianbo Li

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