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Simple Waterfall


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A powerful yet simple waterfall that creates a multi step waterfall with full control

Simple Waterfall, as name suggest allows users to create a multi-step waterfall chart for all scenarios. It is easy to differentiate between pillars and steps. User can define which measures are "Base / Pillars" and which measures are "Step measures". You can move them around to get them arrange in the right order without the need to create any custom sort order.


Create a drillable waterfall with multiple measures and multiple categories. In this chart, your measures are used as the pillars and the data points are used to calculate the difference between each measure to define the steps


Create a waterfall by using one measure and one category. You will be able to define the pillars based on the data points. If you don’t define any pillar, each data point is used as a step, showing the total of all the categories at the end. This is also the default behaviour until you define the pillars


Create a waterfall by using measures only. The visual will allow you to define which of the measures are pillars measures and which are step measures


- Easily define which measures are base measures and which are step measures, simply by renaming the measures in the visual

- Move the main pillar and step pillar around easily, just by reordering the measures

- Complete formatting options available, including change the pillar/step colors, font size, font type, font color etc

- Option to show negative numbers in brackets i.e. show -30 as (30)

- Option to hide/show steps values that are blank or zero

- Report page tooltip

- Drillthrough option

- Right click (context menu) added


- Define bar colours, label font colours and label positioning based on sentiment (i.e. favourable or adverse) or individually customise each bar.

- Choose which measure or category is a pillar and which is a step (except in case of drillable waterfall) directly within the visual

- All standard customisation for X-axis and Y-axis available

Add-in capabilities
When this add-in is used, it
  • Can read and make changes to your document
  • Can send data over the Internet