There have to be a Date pill on a view
with a necessary date range, anyway.
One could make a special (scaffold) datasource for that --
it could even be as simple as below:
Then one could be using data blending with this datasource as Primary --
and don't forget to set Show Missing Values to ON to enable date padding.
Then measures would come from Secondary (which is an actual datasource),
and empty cells could be filled with zeroes with the help of a table calculation.
Not a perfect solution though (the initial complexity of even a basic view could overkill), anyway ...
Please find the attached.
Boundary Dates_YF.twbx 1.2 MB