Simple Waterfall Chart Template
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Simple Waterfall Chart Template
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Created by Ben Collins
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Read more at:
http://www.benlcollins.com/spreadsheets/waterfall-charts/
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Note: this solution is only designed for waterfall charts where all bars are positive, i.e. above the x-axis as shown below.
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The Step numbers in the blue headings refer to the Step number in the above blog post tutorial.
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For information on more complex waterfall charts, with values above and below the axis, please click on the link above to the tutorial.
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Tutorial includes a version built with Google Apps Script that is largely automated.
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Feel free to make your own copy so you have editing rights:
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File > Make a copy...
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Step 1: Original DataSteps 2 & 3: Waterfall Chart Data with formulas
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LabelCountLabelBaseEndpointsPositiveNegative
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Start of year headcount90Start of year headcount090Enter 0 in Base column, and value in Endpoints column
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From other departments15From other departments90150
Copy the formulas from D18:H18 and drag down to fill as many rows as needed
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New hires37New hires105370
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To other departments-8To other departments13408
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Resigned-11Resigned123011
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Terminated-6Terminated11706^^^ Insert extra rows above here, then copy in formulas ^^^
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End of year headcount117End of year headcount0117
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Steps 4, 5 & 6: Insert chart and change Base color to be transparent
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