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ISBLANK Function

Checks whether a value is blank, and returns TRUE or FALSE.

ISBLANK(<value>)

Term

Definition

value

The value or expression you want to test.

A Boolean value of TRUE if the value is blank; otherwise FALSE.

This formula computes the increase or decrease ratio in sales compared to the previous year. The example uses the IF function to check the value for the previous year's sales in order to avoid a divide by zero error.

Row Labels

Total Sales

Total Sales Previous Year

Sales to Previous Year Ratio

2005

$10,209,985.08

 

 

2006

$28,553,348.43

$10,209,985.08

179.66%

2007

$39,248,847.52

$28,553,348.43

37.46%

2008

$24,542,444.68

$39,248,847.52

-37.47%

Grand Total

$102,554,625.71

 

 

//Sales to Previous Year Ratio

=IF( ISBLANK('CalculatedMeasures'[PreviousYearTotalSales])
   , BLANK()
   , ( 'CalculatedMeasures'[Total Sales]-'CalculatedMeasures'[PreviousYearTotalSales] )
      /'CalculatedMeasures'[PreviousYearTotalSales])
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