In this article, we will show you, How to Format Power BI Waterfall Chart with example. This includes changing the Bar colors, Waterfall Chart Title text, Title position, Y Axis and X Axis Details, Data labels, and background Images etc.
To demonstrate these formatting options, we are going to use the Waterfall Chart that we created earlier. Please refer Waterfall Chart in Power BI article to understand the steps involved in creating a Waterfall Chart.
How to Format Power BI Waterfall Chart in Power BI
Please click on the Format button to see the list of formatting options that are available for this Waterfall Chart. As you can see from the below screenshot, Hovering over any bar will show you the Profit difference between the Product Containers
Format Power BI Waterfall Chart General Settings
Use this General Section to Change the Chart Responsiveness, X, Y position, Width and height of a Waterfall Chart
Format Legend of a Waterfall Chart in Power BI
Please select the Legend region and toggle the option from Off to On to enable Legend.
As you can see from the below screenshot, we used the Position drop down box to change the legend position to Top Center. Next we changed the legend Color to Brown, and text size to 15.
Format X-Axis of a Waterfall Chart in Power BI
Following are the list of options that are available for you to format the Horizontal axis or X-Axis. As you can see from the below screenshot, we change the Color to Brown, Text Size to 14,and font family to Cambria.
By default, the X Axis title is set to Off. Let me change the option from Off to On. Next, change the title Color to Green, Font style to Cambria, and Font Size to 25.
Format Y-Axis of a Power BI Waterfall Chart
Following are the list of option available to format vertical Axis. Here, you can change the default start and end values of the YAxis
As you can see, we changed the Y-Axis Font color to Brown, Font Family to Cambria, Display units to Thousands, and Text Size to 15.
By default, the X Axis title is set to Off. Let me change the option from Off to On. Next, we changed the Y Axis title Color to Green, Text Size to 25, and Font family to Cambria.
By toggling the Gridlines option from On to Off, you can disable the Grid lines.
- Color: You can change the Grid lines color.
- Stroke Width: Use this to change the Grid lines width.
- Line Style: Choose the line style such as Solid, dotted, and dashed.
Here, we changed the color to gold, and line style to dashed.
Format Data Labels of a Waterfall Chart in Power BI
Data Labels display the Values (Sales or Profit at each point of time). As you can see from the below screenshot, we enabled data labels, and changes the color to green.
Format Waterfall Chart in Power BI Plot Area
Using this Plot Area property, you can add custom Images as the Background of the waterfall Chart. For the demonstration purpose, we added one image as the Plot Area Background.
Format Power BI Waterfall Chart Data Colors
Please change theses colors as per your requirements.
Format Power BI Waterfall Chart Breakdown
This option will restrict the number of breakdowns waterfall chart will allow. While we are creating this waterfall chart, we added the Customer Segment as the Breakdown property.
Our data has 4 number of records under the Customer Segment and that’s why breakdown is showing those 4 records.
let me change the value to 2. It means waterfall will allow maximum two breakdowns in between each product container.
Format Power BI Waterfall Chart Title
By toggling the Title option from On to Off you can disable the Waterfall Chart title.
From the below screenshot you can see, we change the Font Color to Green, Title Alignment to center, Text Size to 25, and Font Family to Georgia. If you want, you can add the background Color to the title as well.
Format Power BI Waterfall Chart Background Color, and Borders
You can add Background color to a Waterfall Chart by toggling Background option to On. For the demonstration purpose, we added yellow random color with 30% transparency.
Similarly, you can add Borders to a Waterfall Chart by toggling Border option from Off to On.
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