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Anonymous
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How to remove blank rows in a calculated table?

Hi. I have a days to report measure where I perform some calculation on each row for the numerator and then filter out blank rows for the denominator. Example table, code and result as follows:

 

Team |  Meeting   |  Report
aaa  | 1/1/2018   |  9/1/2018
aaa  | 1/1/2018   |  7/1/2018
bbb  | 1/1/2018   |  1/2/2018
bbb  | 1/1/2018   | 
ccc  | 1/1/2018   |  3/3/2018
aaa  | 1/1/2018   | 

 

Function:

 

Ave. days to report = CALCULATE(
AVERAGEX(Planning,Planning[Report]-Planning[Meeting]), FILTER(Planning,NOT(ISBLANK(Planning[Report]))) )

 

And I'd like:

 

Team | average
aaa  | 7 (14/2)
bbb  | 31 (31/1)
ccc  | 61 (61/1)

 

Function seems to work but I'm slightly paranoid about my (lack of) understanding of CALCULATE and FILTER than I may be doing something wrong!

 

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v-piga-msft
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Hi @Anonymous,

 

If I understand your requirement correctly that you want to remove the blank rows of a calculated table.

 

You could refer to this formula below to create a calculated table.

 

Table = FILTER (
    DISTINCT (
        SELECTCOLUMNS ( 'Planning',"team",'Planning'[Team], "Meeting", 'Planning'[Meeting], "report", 'Planning'[Report] )
    ),
    NOT ( ISBLANK ([report] ) )
)

The result of the calculated table is below.

 

1.PNG

 

Hope it can help you!

 

Best regards,

Cherry

Community Support Team _ Cherry Gao
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Anonymous
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Interesting - thanks. Hadn't thought of creating a new table.

 

What does the DISTINCT do please? I'm new to DAX and can't see why you can't just use SELECTCOLUMNS.

 

As a rule, do you think it's better to define tables to produce the numbers one desires, or create measures?

 

Thanks 🙂

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