Can a Display Message be Created When a Report Has No Data to Report on for the Week?


I created a Report regarding issues that need to be escalated to leadership. I was able to link the report up to our folder and get data to run through the report to show what I needs to be reported on.

Since there are weeks when issues will not require escalation and the report appears blank, I am looking to have a message appear in the report. For example, if there is no issues that need to be escalated to leadership for this week, I need a message to display "There are no reported issues requiring escalation at this time."

Is this possible?

Thank you!


  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @Terry H

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Yes, you could add a so-called helper column or a formula somewhere that checks if there are any issues, and then it could populate a message as needed.

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!


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  • Hi Andrée,

    I've seen a few forum discussions on using helper columns but I am not sure a helper column would work in this case as I am using a Report rather than a Sheet.

    I can explain what the current process is better. The image I have below is a Report that connects to a Workspace with multiple Logs. In the Workspace are logs that are created when a new project is started and logs are removed when a project is deemed complete. The Report is meant to pull information from the log and look for Open Issues with an "R" for health.

    Would it be better to use a Sheet connected to a Workspace in order to display a message as such instead of using a Report connected to a Workspace?

    If a Sheet is better, is there a way to automate the Sheet to add connections to any new logs that are created?