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Anonymous
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## Show items with no data in selected date period

I have some charts where there is no data for all the months, but i still want to have these months shown, e.g last 12 months when i select show items with no data and add a data filter to show the last 15 weeks it will still take all the dates from the calendar tabl

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Solution Sage

Hi, you need to force a zero to be displayed instead of null if no results and then limit what gets displayed so you don't show all values in your date table/range.  Lots of ways to do this.

Here is what I do to force zero results.

```Result with Zero = VAR result = [Measure or Calc] RETURN
IF(result,result,0)```

You can then use the Visual Filters to limit to last 12 Months, 12, Weeks or whatever or use some other blocking function to only show this result if there data in anotehr measure.

See this example I built for someone else that domonstrates this principle in this case I'm using a visual filter to only display resultls where there is actual data.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AuCIkLeqFmlhhJh3pj3q9XzrxpxAng

Solution Sage

Can you share example? Do you have a date table?

Once you have your graph showing all time when you select the all values even with zero.  Filter the visual based on relative dates (see snip below)

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Anonymous
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This is what worked for me if you want to use date hierarchy.

Num of something =
VAR min_date = CALCULATE(MIN('Mews_Table'[Date]);ALLSELECTED('Mews_Table'))
VAR x = COUNT(Mews_Table[Item]) )
RETURN
IF( AND(ISBLANK(x); MIN(Mews_Table[Date].[Date]) >= min_date; MAX('Mews_Table'[Date].[Date]) <= TODAY()); 0; x )

New Member

This worked for me thanks.

Community Support

@Anonymous,

As mentioned above, visual level filter is more credible.

Community Support Team _ Sam Zha
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Anonymous
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Yes, my filter worked when I only used Visual Level Filter as suggested vs. adding an end-user filter onto the canvas.  This does seem like a bug in the sense that Power BIs (data element) dropdown option of "Show Items with No Data" doesn't appear to work.

Similar to the initial question, my issue was in regards to a date field.  Perhaps the "Show Items with No Data" option works for non-date data types?

Anonymous
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i will try and test it tomorrow and get back, thanks
Anonymous
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i cannot get it to work sorry

Solution Sage

Can you share example? Do you have a date table?

Once you have your graph showing all time when you select the all values even with zero.  Filter the visual based on relative dates (see snip below)

This doesnt work for the proposed problem - sorry 🙂

Anonymous
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looks like its working now 🙂
Solution Sage

Hi, you need to force a zero to be displayed instead of null if no results and then limit what gets displayed so you don't show all values in your date table/range.  Lots of ways to do this.

Here is what I do to force zero results.

```Result with Zero = VAR result = [Measure or Calc] RETURN
IF(result,result,0)```

You can then use the Visual Filters to limit to last 12 Months, 12, Weeks or whatever or use some other blocking function to only show this result if there data in anotehr measure.

See this example I built for someone else that domonstrates this principle in this case I'm using a visual filter to only display resultls where there is actual data.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AuCIkLeqFmlhhJh3pj3q9XzrxpxAng

You solution doesnt work for the example - sorry 🙂