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## how to calculate total while populating null as '-' in the expressions.

Hi,

I have list of values which are missing or not present in database but is needed to be shown in the report as '-' (hyphen).

At the same time, need to calculate the total for those expression. But the total is not displaying correctly.

My expression uses : Value: aggr(sum(value),entity1,entity2) and Amount: aggr(sum(amount),entity1,entity2)

aggr has been added to show hyphen(-) for missing or null values.

for eg:

Expected Result

Entity1
Entity2ValueAmount
aaa-20
aab1040
aac20-
total3060

Actual Result

Entity 1Entity 2ValueAmount
aaa-20
aab1040
aac20-
total--

Any help would be great!!

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Contributor III

## Re: how to calculate total while populating null as '-' in the expressions.

Hi,

the problem in your expression is that your first if condition doesn't evaluate your field values if the are NULL. '' returns an empty string. Secondly you Null if condition is evaluated before dimensionality. In the data you presented this first condition is always true because sum(xy) always returns a "minimum" of 0.

if(dimensionality()=0,

aggr( if( not IsNull (Spend) and not isnull(Value) and not IsNull (Percentile), (sum(Spend)-(sum(Value)*sum(Percentile)))), Entity2) ,

( aggr(Spend, Entity2)-(aggr(Value, Entity2)*aggr(Percentile, Entity2))))

but I would reccomend to create flag in script which indicates if all three values in one row are not null (if your value fields are in one table). For example

if( not IsNull (Spend) and not isnull(Value) and not IsNull (Percentile), 1) as NotNullFlag

your expression in chart could than  be

if(Dimensionality() = 0,

(sum( { < NotNullFlag = {1} >} spend)-(sum( { < NotNullFlag = {1} >}value)*sum( { < NotNullFlag = {1} >} percentile))),

(only( { < NotNullFlag = {1} >} spend)-(only( { < NotNullFlag = {1} >}value)*only( { < NotNullFlag = {1} >} percentile)))

)

Given that your values return one value on level below totals.

depending on how much data you have this will be faster.

Best regards

Stefan

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## Re: how to calculate total while populating null as '-' in the expressions.

You can use a format string to present 0's as hyphens. On the Number tab of the properties window of the chart choose the Fixed to option and use as format string #,##0;#,##0;-

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Contributor III

## Re: how to calculate total while populating null as '-' in the expressions.

hi

this should work:

sum(aggr(sum( if ( not isnull(value), value)),entity1,entity2) and Amount: sum(aggr(sum(if not isnull(amount), amount)),entity1,entity2)

maybe you should skip entity1 as aggr parameter but this depends on your real data.

Best regards

Stefan

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## Re: how to calculate total while populating null as '-' in the expressions.

the change in format helps to show the hyphen but doesn't show the correct total.

in order to show total i have to use : sum( aggr(sum(amount),entity1,entity2)).

But applying sum turns all '-' to 0's and then sums it up, which is not the expected output.

Contributor III

## Re: how to calculate total while populating null as '-' in the expressions.

yes, and therefore you have to apply the not isnull part of the expression I posted. As aggr parameter you should use the field which contains the key for your lowest aggregation lvl of data.

Best Regards

Stefan

Contributor

## Re: how to calculate total while populating null as '-' in the expressions.

maybe with SetAnalysis and isNum(Value) condition

something like

sum(aggr({<isNum(Value)='-1'>}entity1,entity2))

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## Re: Re: how to calculate total while populating null as '-' in the expressions.

yes, and therefore you have to apply the not isnull part of the expression I posted. As aggr parameter you should use the field which contains the key for your lowest aggregation lvl of data.

Best Regards

Stefan

Hi Stefan,

I tried your approach, but gives me correct total but it shows 0 values instead of  '-' , which is not the expected output.

Entity1Entity 2ValueAmount
aaa020
aab1040
aac200
total3060
Contributor III

## Re: Re: how to calculate total while populating null as '-' in the expressions.

did you use the whole expression including the if not isnull part?? Can you provide a sample app?

Best regards

Stefan

Contributor III

## Re: how to calculate total while populating null as '-' in the expressions.

hi

ok, you were right. I found following solution:

pick(Dimensionality() +1,

sum(Value),

Null(),

if(not IsNull(Value), Sum(Value))

)

you can also only use " if(not IsNull(Value), Sum(Value))" changing the total mode of your expression to Sum of Rows.

Best

Stefan

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## Re: Re: how to calculate total while populating null as '-' in the expressions.

Hi Stefan,

Sum of Rows is not available in Pivot table. I have to use Pivot table table instead of straight chart.

Also could you help me understand the dimensionality function used in the above expression.

Thanks,

Harshala