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    Support for "Waterfall" charts

    Phil Heinrich

      Occasionally, it helps to present a bar chart as a "waterfall" chart, where each bar after the first one starts not from zero but from the running total of the prior bars.  As a result, each bar (apart from the first one) appears to float.  See attachment for an example.

       

      It would be great if Tableau offered a table calculation that would display a waterfall chart. 

       

      Short of that, I can create the data to do a waterfall, but I need to hide the portion of the bars that are the running total offsets. To do this, it would help to have a color palette with a true white that would disappear into the background.  The best I could do with the existing color palettes was the Excel-compatible ivory.

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