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## Creating a Month Over Month Column with Blank Data Present

Hello everyone,

I'm a bit lost on the right approach to achieve this. I'm attempting to create a Table or Matrix with a column showing the change in value from a user selectable month to another user selectable month. The kicker is that if there were no sales of an item for a specific month then I have no data to represent that.

Long time viewer but first time poster. My attempt at an example table to show what I'm trying to achieve... :

 Item June 2022 Sep 2022 Change Mugs 20 30 +10 Plates 30 -30 Bowls 10 +10

I found this code snippet which works if there are no blanks in the data. If there are blanks in the data then HASONVALUE comes up as True and it just takes the single month value instead of doing (0 -  value) or (value - 0).

How could I show a blank or gap in data as a 0?

``````Month Change =
IF (
hasonevalue ( 'Sheet1'[Period] ) ,
SUMX (
'Sheet1', 'Sheet1'[Sales]
),
var mn = min ( 'Sheet1'[Period] )
var mx = max ( 'Sheet1'[Period] )
var mnsum = calculate ( SUM ('Sheet1'[Sales]) ,'Sheet1'[Period] = mn )
var mxsum = calculate ( SUM ('Sheet1'[Sales]) ,'Sheet1'[Period] = mx )

return
mxsum - mnsum
)``````

Any help would be great! Thank you!

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Got this to work by creating a new table and creating a 1 to many relationship using:

``Table = DISTINCT( 'Sheet1'[Period])``

And then my matrix and my Month over Month measure referenced this new 'Period' table/column.

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Frequent Visitor

Got this to work by creating a new table and creating a 1 to many relationship using:

``Table = DISTINCT( 'Sheet1'[Period])``

And then my matrix and my Month over Month measure referenced this new 'Period' table/column.

Resolver IV

Can you share your .pbx file with sample data here?

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I didn't see an option to attach the files so I uploaded to a One Drive folder:

I have the slicer to show October and November sales. The Bowls in this case would be expected to be (0 - 10 = -10) instead of (blank - 10 = +10).

I think because November Bowl sales is blank, the measure can only look at October and then HASONEVALUE comes up as true so no subtraction takes place?

Resolver IV

If I understand your question correctly, you want to show all of the months in your table?

Regards

Hugh

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Thank you for reviewing Hughla.

"Show items with no data" doesn't create a visible change.

I've tried adding the +0 to the measure, or even a random number, and it doesn't go through as a number that can be used later. If I put +25 to the measure it still shows up as 0 and my difference formula won't take that into account.

Maybe the issue is that the raw data doesn't have anything for Plates in September 2022 (in my original example) so I can't force a value to that missing data point?

Resolver IV

Create a measure that returns the value of your column +0, so something like this:

``Sales = SUM('Sheet1'[Sales]) +0``

Then use that as your value in your table. That should return 0 if there is no values.

Let me know if that works.

Hugh

Frequent Visitor

Thanks again @HughLa

Injecting the +0 didn't work for me. Tried to take it a step further and played with adding +0 in various parts of the measure and that didn't work either.

Playing around with the table and only using HASONEVALUE, the table won't even return a True or False. Just a blank.

 Item June 2022 Sep 2022 Change Mugs True True False Plates True blank True Bowls blank True True

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