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May 13, 2015

Tableau Tip Tuesday: How to Create Waterfall Charts

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I've missed the last few weeks of #TableauTipTuesday, and technically it's Wednesday in London, but pretend I'm in California and it's Tuesday. This week, I show you how to create waterfall charts in Tableau.

The first example is very basic; I did this intentionally so that the steps would be super easy to follow. The second example is only moderately more complex; it looks at Tableau's SEC financial filings from 2011-2014.


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  1. Thank you Andy, that was an easy to understand tutorial.

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  2. I'd really like to have access to the original Excel spreadsheet that you've used just to be able to walk through it ourselves.
    Other than that, it was a very easy to understand and thorough introduction. Thank you!

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    1. If you download the Tableau workbook, then view the data, you can see how it looks in the original Excel file, which I no longer have.

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  3. Hi Andy - I have sales, variable costs, fixed costs as separate measures and not just one measure "Amount" - like the one in the example. Therefore I am unable to perform a quick calculation step to convert it to running total. Is there any solution on that.

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    1. Sounds like you need to pivot your data.

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