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Helper III
Helper III

Effects waterfall - Do i need to reorganize my data?

Hi there. I have a question.

 

Imagine. A table. 6+ colums.

 

1. Business Unit

2. Soldto Party

3. Material

4. Price effect in €

5. Volume effect in €

6. FX effect. in €

7. i.e. Region

8. etc...etc..

 

I can do all sorts of stuff with this, obviously. However, i need to make a waterfall visual.

 

Typically, you would need something like this, with 2 columns:

 

1. Effect type label

2. Effect amount

 

This you can feed to the waterfall, with 1. as your legend item and 2 resulting in a positive or negative result per item. E.g. Start at 0, +50 for volume effect, -20 for price, +30 for FX, so total +60. But of course, there is also still the filter on BU, region, cross filter wishes, etc.

 

I cant wrap my head around this. I think in the direction of creating a calculated table like the one sketched above (unpivot?) but how can i make it responsive to the said wishes? There must be a better way then unpivoting 400k+ rows with 40+ columns.

 

Can anyone help me? It doesnt happen often anymore, but i am really stuck

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Helper III
Helper III

Re: Effects waterfall - Do i need to reorganize my data?

Solved it myself in beforesaid method.

 

Made in original table a unique key

Used a copy of the original table

Deleted in copy all non-needed columns

Performed unpivot on the three needed columns.

Made relation between the two tables, single direction to new table.

Dragged new table effect name and values to waterfall.

Done 🙂

 

Does take a lot of memory perhaps this way?

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Helper III
Helper III

Re: Effects waterfall - Do i need to reorganize my data?

Solved it myself in beforesaid method.

 

Made in original table a unique key

Used a copy of the original table

Deleted in copy all non-needed columns

Performed unpivot on the three needed columns.

Made relation between the two tables, single direction to new table.

Dragged new table effect name and values to waterfall.

Done 🙂

 

Does take a lot of memory perhaps this way?

View solution in original post

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Microsoft
Microsoft

Re: Effects waterfall - Do i need to reorganize my data?

Hi @denpries,

For your scenario, I think it does not take lots of memory. The memory is affected by many items, please reference to this thread.  Glad to hear you resolved your issue by yourself, please mark it as answer. So more people will benefit from here.

Best Regards,
Angelia

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