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Using Waterfall chart Visualization - Need help with custom column

Hello. I currently have 2 columns being used in the Waterfall Chart visualization.

These 2 columns are: Acct Status and Ledger Balance and then by using the Waterfall chart, it nicely displays the total to the right in a seperate bar.



What I am looking to do, is also add the percentages of the Ledger Balances of each of the two type of Acct Status.


So lets say "Acct Status 1" has ledger balance of $2,000

          and "Acct Status 2" has a ledger balance of $3,000


and the total on the right bar shows total ledger balance of: $6,000



So, how can I get the 2 bars for Acct Status to show what percentage of the ledger balance total that they are?



For example, I want Acct Status 1 to show: 33.3%

and Acct Status 2 to show: 50%

and then of course the Total would show 100% and the entire Ledger Balance of $6,000



I've tried several work arounds but can't seem to get this working the way I need it to.


Many thanks in Advance



Advocate III
Advocate III

Re: Using Waterfall chart Visualization - Need help with custom column



Create two measures for each of two account types

1) Measure % Acct 1 = Sum(Balance) in Account Type 1/ Cumulative Total.

2) Likewise for Measure % Acct 2


Now pull two card readers and insert these measures in those two respectively.

Place these cards alongside absolute numbers


I hope it helps.




Community Support
Community Support

Re: Using Waterfall chart Visualization - Need help with custom column

Hi @Audi_B,


Firstly, I would like to explain which scenario is suit for using waterfull chart. The waterfall chart shows a running total as values are added or subtracted. For more information, please refer to this article: Tutorial: Waterfall charts in Power BI.


In your scenario, to calculate percentage for each Acct Status, we need to create two measures like below. The calculation of measure is different from the running mechanism of waterfall chart, so we are not able to display percentage values for each Acct Status in a waterfall chart. But we can display those two measures in a card or table.


Measure Acct_Atatus1 = CALCULATE (SUM ([Ledger Balance]), [Acct Status]= "Acct Status 1" )

Measure Acct_Atatus2 = CALCULATE (SUM ([Ledger Balance]), [Acct Status]= "Acct Status 2" )


Simply, you can create a pie chart to display percentage values. Please refer to screenshots below:






If you have any question, please feel free to ask.


Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu



Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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Helper V
Helper V

Re: Using Waterfall chart Visualization - Need help with custom column

Hello @Audi_B


Maybe you have a look at the Power BI Ultimate Waterfall Custom Visual. 

It has a lot of clever functionality build in. Like sub totals, Start value and many more.



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