MS Chart and displaying Monthly Sales Figures

Hi,
I'm pulling sales data from sql server 2005 express db, and i need to show each salesperson's monthly figures in a chart.  The table data is as such...(just an example)

Salesperson   |   OrderDate   |   OrderAmount
Jack                     12/1/2010         100
Jack                     13/1/2010          50
Jane                     1/2/2010            50
Jill                          1/3/2010           50
Jack                       5/3/2010           100

I created a view in the database to sum up the data and got this:
Salesperson  |  Month  |  Year  |  TotalOrder
Jack                      1        2010           150
Jack                      3        2010           100
Jane                      2        2010             50
Jill                          3        2010           50

The problem with this is that when i assign the x values and y values in the chart control, it will only take the available values in the query.  What i wanted to show in the graph is that, for example, Jack sold 150 in Jan-2010, 0 in Feb-2010, and then 100 in Mar-2010.

Is there some way i can get around this? Maybe manually create the x-values, and then map the y-values to the manual x-values?

Thanks!
GCCTECHIEAsked:
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BardobraveCommented:
I supose you're grouping your query by orderDate month, you may try to use an IIF statement to create an empty values registry in the months where there is no records
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GCCTECHIEAuthor Commented:
Hi Bardo,
did you mean in the query or in the chart settings?
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BardobraveCommented:
In the query, try something like:

IIF(Not IsNull(SUM(OrderAmount)),SUM(OrderAmount),0)

The idea es to get a record for every possible month value, and if there is no record, force to a 0 record... I'm not sure that this is going to work, but it could be a possibility.

Maybe you can force a resultset with the 12 months...
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GCCTECHIEAuthor Commented:
hi bardo,

sorry i took so long. i have been trying, to no success.
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BardobraveCommented:
Did you get a query with the 12 months for every salesperson?
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GCCTECHIEAuthor Commented:
Thanks!

I ended up with four queries to get the end result, one on top of another...but i managed to get it to work.
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