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ewkcoder
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Custom Table - Slicer For Date Periods - Calendar function can not be Blank value

I have a custom table that builds date slicer options for four periods (Year to date, Quarter to date, Month to date, Last 30 days).  The DAX below has been running fine but today it failed.  The month to date is the one causing it to fail.  Today is the first day of the month and I have no data yet and am getting the following error "The start date or end date in Calendar function can not be Blank value.".

 

I would like to prevent this error by checking if no records exist then hide the Month to date slicer option.  How would I do this with the DAX below?

 

 

calendar_mtd_qtd_ytd =
VAR TodayDate = TODAY()
VAR YearStart = CALCULATE(STARTOFYEAR(xxx[Created Date]), YEAR(xxx[Created Date]) = YEAR(TodayDate))
VAR QuarterStart = CALCULATE(STARTOFQUARTER(xxx[Created Date]), YEAR(xxx[Created Date]) = YEAR(TodayDate), QUARTER(xxx[Created Date]) = QUARTER(TodayDate))
VAR MonthStart = CALCULATE(STARTOFMONTH(xxx[Created Date]), YEAR(xxx[Created Date]) = YEAR(TodayDate), MONTH(xxx[Created Date]) = Month(TodayDate))
VAR Result =
UNION (
ADDCOLUMNS (
CALENDAR(YearStart, TodayDate),
"Selection", "YTD"
),
ADDCOLUMNS (
CALENDAR(QuarterStart, TodayDate),
"Selection", "QTD"
),
ADDCOLUMNS (
CALENDAR(MonthStart, TodayDate),
"Selection", "MTD"
),
ADDCOLUMNS (
CALENDAR(TODAY()-31, TodayDate-1),
"Selection", "Last 30 Days"
)
)
RETURN
Result

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lbendlin
Super User
Super User

Please provide sanitized sample data that fully covers your issue.
https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Community-Blog/How-to-provide-sample-data-in-the-Power-BI-Forum/ba-...
Please show the expected outcome based on the sample data you provided.

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/How-to-Get-Your-Question-Answered-Quickly/m-p/1447523

ewkcoder
Frequent Visitor

Can you provide an example?

v-yiruan-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi  @ewkcoder ,

Whether your problem has been resolved? If yes, could you please mark the helpful post as Answered? It will help the others in the community find the solution easily if they face the same problem as yours. Thank you.

Best Regards

Community Support Team _ Rena
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v-yiruan-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @ewkcoder ,

Could you please show some sample data in the table xxxx[Created Date]? I just used the same formula with yours to create a calendar table, it works...

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Best Regards

Community Support Team _ Rena
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
lbendlin
Super User
Super User

You need to branch out your VAR Result =   line into two different UNION statements. one with and one without the MTD choices.

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