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Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

Dax Help

hi Experts


i have two table calendar table connected to Forward Bookings table




and i am using Calendar table period to slice and dice the values, like below



In forward Bookings table i only have data from P10 onwards, so when i select P1, it shows me blank (which obviously what it is), but i am trying to achieve here is, when i selecte P1, if there is no data, it should still show me the available data like P9 to P12


this is my current Dax, please let me know, what i can modify in the dax to achieve the outputs as not blan

CALCULATE( SUM('Forward Bookings'[Hours]), 'Forward Bookings'[Engagement Type] = "External Engagement" )




Community Support
Community Support

Hi @vjnvinod ,

First of all, many thanks to @vanessafvg  for your very quick and effective replies.

Based on my testing, please try the following methods:

1.Create the simple table.


2.Create the new measure to calculate hours.


Sum hours = 
VAR calendarPeriod = SELECTEDVALUE('Calendar'[Period])
var notbla = CALCULATE(
        SUM('Forward Bookings'[Hours]),
        FILTER('Forward Bookings','Forward Bookings'[Engagement Type] = "External Engagement" && 'Forward Bookings'[Period] = calendarPeriod)
        SUM('Forward Bookings'[Hours]),
        'Forward Bookings'[Engagement Type] = "External Engagement",
        'Calendar'[Period] in {"Period9", "Period10", "Period11", "Period12"}
IF (
    calendarPeriod in {"Period9", "Period10", "Period11", "Period12"},


3.Select the slicer visual and drag the calendar period field into the visual.


4.Drag the measure into the table visual and select period1.


5.Select the Period10. The result is shown below.


Best Regards,

Wisdom Wu

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this needs to be dynamic, data can be anywhere, lets say P5, P9 etc, appears like the above dax, hardcodes the data

Super User
Super User

why dont you just add a select all to your slicer settings?  i dont really understand the purpose of what you are asking,  you can achieve a similar result if you if you add a select all to your slicer in slicer settings (check the settings of the slicer to add this in) then you can just select all that and it will return only the period that have values?

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