Waterfall chart

Waterfall bar chart

Waterfall column chart

A waterfall bar (column) chart shows how an initial value either increases or decreases through a series of changes, leading to a final value. The initial and final values are shown as columns, and the changes are displayed as floating bricks. The columns are color-coded to distinguish positive and negative numbers.

When to use

The waterfall chart can be used for the following business needs:

  • Analyze profit & loss for a company for a year
  • Analyze cash-flow statements
  • Illustrate the beginning and the ending headcount for a company in a year
  • Make an inventory or sales analysis

Data requirements

To build this chart, define the data fields as follows:

  • Dimension – One dimension
  • Measure – One measure
  • Tooltip – (Optional) One or more measures
  • Trellis – (Optional) One dimension

Use case

View the following use cases for the waterfall chart, based on the chart orientation.


For details on how to customize your visualization, see Visualization settings.

For a whole list of visualizations, see the following topics:

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