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Robby Stamper avatar image
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Hi, I have an excel request that references the method ZAV(). What is ZAV()? What does it do? Is there a place I can find documentation on that method? =TR("MSFT.O","ZAV(TR.TotalRevenue(Scale=6))","SDate=0 EDate=-199 Period=FQ0 Frq=FQ",B2) Thanks!

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zoya faberov avatar image
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Hello @Robby Stamper,

The Zero Available function (ZAV) provides a method to replace nulls with a numeric zero.

In Excel, so this function does not apply to Eikon Data API Python.

I am updating my answer to include the recommended approach, how to look this information up in Eikon Excel documentation.

Select FormulaBuilder tool from Eikon Excel:

In FormulaBuilder, select

  1. Instruments: MSFT.O
  2. Data Items: TR.TotalRevenue
  3. Next, on the right hand side, in Parameters & Quick Functions section, check "Treat As Zero If Not Available"
  4. Lastly, if you "Open in Expression Editor"


Should see expression

ZAV(TR.TotalRevenue(Period=FY0,Scale=6))

ZAV() being the result of "Treat As Zero If Not Available" quick function in Expression Builder.




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chavalit-jintamalit avatar image
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Hi @Robby Stamper

Here is the document for ZAV function.


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