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How to build a Waterfall Chart with multiple columns

Hi Users,


Im trying to see if i can create a waterfall chart with multiple columns in the "Category section" and also trying to figure out on how to build a single measure for all the categories. 


Attached  is the example that i want to build.


But i have External Hire, Rehire, Transfers in.....etc, in data in multiple columns.


Help me on on this.


Thanks in Advance 🙂



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Community Support

Hello @DivyaAluri3

I have a test building a sample.

You must create two additional tables.

Category table:


Breakdown table:


My data table:


Build a measure:

Measure = 
VAR _StartingHC =  SUM('Table'[Starting HC])
VAR _External = SUM('Table'[External Hire])
VAR _Rehire = SUM('Table'[Rehire])
VAR _Transfersin = SUM('Table'[Transfers in])
VAR _TransferOut = SUM('Table'[Transfers Out])
VAR _Vol = SUM('Table'[Vol])
VAR _INV = SUM('Table'[Inv])
VAR _EndingHC = SUM('Table'[Ending HC])
    SELECTEDVALUE (Category[CategorySort] ),
    1, SWITCH (
        SELECTEDVALUE (Breakdown[Breakdown] ),
        "External Hire", -1*(_External-_StartingHC),
        "Transfers Out",-1*(_TransferOut-_Transfersin),
    2, SWITCH (
        SELECTEDVALUE (Breakdown[Breakdown] ),
        "External Hire", 0,
        "Transfers Out",0,



It seems that the waterfall chart will not be sorted by breakdown now: Classification in the attribution distribution of the waterfall chart does not work

And you can check out this blog for more details on how to create this waterfall chart: How to make waterfall charts work

You can download my pbix file from this link: How to create a multi-column waterfall chart

Best regards

Rico Zhou

If this post helps,then consider Accepting it as the solution to help other members find it faster.

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @DivyaAluri3 

Could you tell me if your problem has been solved? If it is, kindly Accept it as the solution. More people will benefit from it. Or you are still confused about it, please provide me with more details about your table and your problem or share me with your pbix file from your Onedrive for Business.


Best Regards,

Rico Zhou

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