ISEMPTY DAX Function (Information)

Returns true if the specified table or table-expression is Empty.


ISEMPTY ( <Table> )
Parameter Attributes Description

Table or table-expression.

Return values

Scalar A single boolean value.

TRUE if the table is empty (has no rows), if else, FALSE.

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--  ISEMPTY checks that a table contains no rows
--  This example retrieves the products with sales in 2007 and 
--  no sales in 2008 by using ISEMPTY
VAR ProductsSales =
        TOPN ( 10, VALUES ( 'Product'[Product Name] ) ),
            NOT ISEMPTY (
                CALCULATETABLE ( Sales, 'Date'[Calendar Year] = "CY 2007"  )
            ISEMPTY (
                CALCULATETABLE ( Sales,  'Date'[Calendar Year] = "CY 2008" )
VAR Result =
    FILTER (
        [NoSalesIn2008] = TRUE && [HasSalesIn2007] = TRUE

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Last update: Dec 8, 2023   » Contribute   » Show contributors

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Context Transition

This function performs a Context Transition if called in a Row Context. Click to read more.

Row Context

This expression is executed in a Row Context. Click to read more.


Not recommended

The use of this function is not recommended. See Remarks and Related functions for alternatives.

Not recommended

The use of this parameter is not recommended.


This function is deprecated. Jump to the Alternatives section to see the function to use.


A volatile function may return a different result every time you call it, even if you provide the same arguments. Click to read more.


This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.

DirectQuery compatibility

Limitations are placed on DAX expressions allowed in measures and calculated columns.
The state below shows the DirectQuery compatibility of the DAX function.


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