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Showing intermediate total bars

In the waterfall chart, bars that show intermediate running totals can be shown. They can be displayed in waterfall charts where a categorical coloring is applied, and in waterfall charts with a hierarchy on the category axis.

Waterfall chart with subtotals


A hierarchy must be specified on the category axis, or a categorical coloring must be applied on the color axis.


  1. Right-click the waterfall chart, and select Properties in the opened menu.
    The Properties pop-over is shown.
  2. Click Total bars.
    The Total bars section is shown.
  3. Make sure the Show total bars check box is selected.
    Tip: You can use the color palette to specify the color of the intermediate total bars.
  4. Select the One total bar per value in radio button.
  5. In the drop-down menu, select the column containing the values after which you want to display totals.


The intermediate total bars are shown.
Note: Adding intermediate total bars to a hierarchically structured waterfall chart displays the category axis scale labels in a flat structure as shown in the upper-right waterfall chart.

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