# New to Qlik Sense

If you’re new to Qlik Sense, start with this Discussion Board and get up-to-speed quickly.

Announcements
QlikWorld 2022, LIVE in Denver CO., May 16-19, 2022. REGISTER NOW TO RECEIVE EARLY BIRD PRICING
cancel
Showing results for
Did you mean:
Not applicable

## How to skip zero values

Hi everyone,

I have created measure which calculates customers debts and I have a lot of customers with zero debts.

I use function Sum(Debet-Credit). An example shown below.

I receive values, and I dont want to see last 3 customers (because I have a lot of records with zero values)

Customers    Debt

Customer1    1000

Customer2    500

Customer3    450

Customer4    300

Customer5    0

Customer6    0

Customer7    0

Does anybody knows how to do it in Qlik Sense Desktop, I mean is there any function which skips zero values?

Best regards

Vidas

17 Replies
Master II

in the dimension, put this formula:

=if(Sum(Debet-Credit)<>0, Customer, Null())

and clik option to no show null values

MVP

Another way also in the expression part write

If( Sum(Debet-Credit) > 0 ,Sum(Debet-Credit))

Or

If( Sum( Total Debet-Credit) > 0 ,Sum(Debet-Credit))

This is for neglect the 0 values.

Regards

Anand

MVP

Hi,

Supress zero values option in Presentation.

Regards,

Jagan.

Employee

Hello Vidas -

Please note : unchecking this "Show null values" option - will suppress null values only - if these values are represented as 0, this option will not work, can you please verify if this works for you. It does not work for me using your sample data.

What does work is this:

Is select the dimension customers - and select the Limitation option and choose > 0

I attached a sample for you. Copy to C:\Users\<user profile>\Documents\Qlik\Sense\Apps and press F5 in the hub to see the app.

Let us know how you do

Please mark the appropriate replies as helpful / correct so our team and other members know that your question(s) has been answered to your satisfaction.

Regards,

Mike T

Qlik

Regards,
Mike Tarallo
Qlik
Not applicable
Author

Michael,

I am having the same issue but in my case I need to display both negative and positive values. Your solution excludes the negatives.

The bigger issue here is that when a Sum is done on a null value the result is displayed as zero, surporess null does not work.... Feature or Bug?

Employee

You can handle that in a set analysis expression.

In mike's example , the following could replace  sum( Debt-Credit)

Sum( {<Customers={"=sum(Debt-Credit)>0 or sum(Debt-Credit)<0"}>} Debt-Credit)

This will only bring back customers where the sum was > or < 0.

Employee

Hi David,

Have you checked in the property panel in the add-ons section. There is a show zero value option there in data handling.

Regards,

Patrik

Employee

Also - just realized i didn't answer the 'bigger issue' question ... Can you post a sample QVF ?

The reason for the ask  is that there is a lot of subtle differences between true Null values, missing values  (type 1 and type 2) , and empty values .

http://community.qlik.com/blogs/qlikviewdesignblog/2013/04/30/null-the-invisible-nothing

http://community.qlik.com/docs/DOC-3155

A sum() on missing values will usually produce a 0 (see pf 10-11 of null or nothing whitepaper), but if there are true NULL values that have been calculated as such in Qlik or loaded from a database ,  then things can change.

Not applicable
Author

Thanks for your suggestions Jonathan. I tried inputting this in a few ways with similar results. You can check the qvf and xls. The data source we are actually using is Oracle. The values are loading as nulls. Unless I am still missing something it looks like sum of a null value is showing as zero.

Tags
Community Browser