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Waterfall Chart using Measures

Hi,

 

I'm trying to reproduce a graph originally built in Excel in PowerBI. The Excel graph uses multiple measures as shown here:

 

Excel WaterfallExcel Waterfall

 

The columns are measures created in PowerBI off a a substantial data set:

 

MeasuresMeasures

 

Any attempt to reproduce this in PowerBI has failed. The chart simply does not let me add the different measures anywhere except the "Tooltips" area.  For some reason this is not a problem in other types of charts, such as a column chart seen below:

 

BI ColumnsBI Columns

 

  

Is there some work around here? Could i somehow modify the column chart to act like a waterfall chart? Do waterfall charts not work with measures?

 

Edit: Changed the BI Columns image to be more readable.

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Re: Waterfall Chart using Measures

I wasn't able to find the solution I wanted. I considered building a custom visual with R or Python, but I have no expereince in those. I tried downloading the custom Sunbust visual, but it's got the same problem as the waterfall. I settled on doing a doughnut chart. 

It would be great to see these wrinkles sorted out. In my mind, there is no good reason I can do a bar graph with the right data, but not a waterfall. 

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Re: Waterfall Chart using Measures

Hi @James_Bennett,

Based on my research, I am afraid the Water Fall chart may not support different measures, you could try to ues the Ultimate Waterfall chart to have a try:

https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/product/power-bi-visuals/WA104380956

It could allow multiple measures to create a water fall visual:

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Regards,

Daniel He

 

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Re: Waterfall Chart using Measures

I think you're right v-fanhe-msft. I've been looking into it using R or Python as well. I'll post back here when I find a solution.

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Re: Waterfall Chart using Measures

Hi @James_Bennett,

Ok, if you could find a solution, don't forget to mark an answer to close this topic.

 

Regards,

Daniel He

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Re: Waterfall Chart using Measures

I wasn't able to find the solution I wanted. I considered building a custom visual with R or Python, but I have no expereince in those. I tried downloading the custom Sunbust visual, but it's got the same problem as the waterfall. I settled on doing a doughnut chart. 

It would be great to see these wrinkles sorted out. In my mind, there is no good reason I can do a bar graph with the right data, but not a waterfall. 

View solution in original post

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Advocate II
Advocate II

Re: Waterfall Chart using Measures

Hi,

 

You can do it via a workaround in DAX formula and a control table.

1. Create a table with matching "measure" name:

image.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Create an additional measure for your waterfall chart, you may apply + or - for your measure to get the waterfall sentiment:

Waterfall value = 
    SWITCH (
        SELECTEDVALUE ( Table1[Index] );
        1; +[Measure 1];
        2; +[Measure 2];
        3; -[Measure 3];
        BLANK()
    )

3. Apply the new measure in your waterfall chart, with the category based on the table field created (Note that you need to sort it via the category, use hierarchical drill-down if needed):

 

image.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers!

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Resolver I
Resolver I

Re: Waterfall Chart using Measures

Hi @Cyanva ,

 

Your solutions worked fine. I need to add product category to the water fall.

 

Example:

 

measure 1 then it should show by product category for the measure 1 and so on.

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