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Charts over time should show datapoints when value is zero.

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When creating graphs and charts of events over time, certain important data is not displayed. Specifically, if the event being tracked does not occur on a particular date, then the chart simply skips that date. Instead, there should be an option to include that date with a value of 0. In some cases, seeing 0 events for a date is important. It may even indicate success (like number of escalation events or lost opportunities). So, it is important to see the days when 0 happens reflected on the graph. Without this, the charts can be very misleading.

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  • IdeaExchange Moderator - 4 years ago

    Hi Everyone- I have an update from our product team, please see below:

    We recognize the value of this ask, but unfortunately displaying zero data points on charts is not planned for delivery. 

    It may seem like a simple request on the surface, but building this type of functionality on transactional system is a huge and complex effort. We are actively focusing our resources and efforts on delivering some of the top analytics Ideas including the ability to have more than 3 columns on dashboard (80k points) and nesting folders (59k points). If showing zero data points is critical for your org, there are a number of BI providers who offer this type of functionality.
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