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Anonymous
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Why when Numerator is blank does Divide not return the Alternate result?

I thought the key purpose of Divide was to protect against numerator errors and zero division. 

 

On my current report I have blanks (BLANK()) as my Numerator and when this is the case Divide returns BLANK() instead of returning my alternate result 0, why?

 

DivBlank:=DIVIDE(BLANK(), 10 ,0)

#RETURNS BLANK()

 

Is there a way to fix it without putting conditionals in the numerator and denominator to error check for blanks?

 

This is my current solution, but wish it wasn't.

=IF(AND(ISBLANK([MyTrue]),[MyFalse]>0),0,DIVIDE([MyTrue],[myTrue]+[MyFalse],0))
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v-cherch-msft
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Microsoft Employee

Hi @Anonymous

 

You may add +0 in your formula to avoid using IF condition. Measure =

DIVIDE([MyTrue]+0,[myTrue]+[MyFalse])

For example:

1.png

Regards,

Cherie

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

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v-cherch-msft
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

Hi @Anonymous

 

You may add +0 in your formula to avoid using IF condition. Measure =

DIVIDE([MyTrue]+0,[myTrue]+[MyFalse])

For example:

1.png

Regards,

Cherie

Community Support Team _ Cherie Chen
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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That's a great idea

Hi @Anonymous

 

Glad to hear the reply is helpful, please accept the reply as solution, that way, other community members will easily find the solution when they get same issue.

 

Regards,

Cherie

Community Support Team _ Cherie Chen
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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These two articles attempt at an explanation:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/blank-function-dax

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/analysis-services/tabular-models/data-types-supported-ssas-tabu...

 

Basically, blanks are not nulls and are handled differently with DAX compared to Excel.

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