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Vizlib Waterfall - Introduction

Vizlib Waterfall helps to clearly and simply create visualizations for cumulative sets of values by applying dimensions and measures. 


Waterfall can work with both positive and negative values to highlight changes across a range of related data. We've included some examples here. 

  • Income Statements by region, by month, by P&L line.
  • Revenue, Profit Flow.
  • Inventory Balances over time.
  • Contributions to Totals chart by region (replacing a stacked bar chart). 
  • Project Spend by Phase.
  • Stock Price fluctuations.
  • Variance to Budget.
  • Customer or Subscriber Churn by month.
  • Healthcare - Patient Days by Nursing Unit

Vizlib Waterfall is part of the Vizlib Library product suite, you can find out more about Library by watching our product demonstration. You can also download the product catalogue here. 

You can find links to all of our Vizlib Waterfall documentation on the product homepage. We've organized our documents into several categories, and to make them easy to find, we've included keywords in the document title.


This page helps you get started with  Vizlib Waterfall and explains where to find the information you need. 

If you're new to our products, why not watch our video on getting started with Vizlib here?

You can find the latest version of  Vizlib Waterfall on our User Portal in the Library section of the Downloads page. The software includes an installation file and a demo app showing you how Vizlib Waterfall works, and you can visit our Demo Apps Gallery where you can search for examples to get your started. 

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Guides are articles which contain technical information relating to Vizlib Waterfall

Vizlib products all have the same installation process, and there are installation guides for Qlik Sense server and desktop. You can find a guide about getting started with Vizlib Waterfall here

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Properties articles contain information on the Property Panel, which you use in the Qlik Sense Hub to manage functions for Vizlib Waterfall. These articles cover subjects like managing Dimensions and Measures, Interactivity and changing the Appearance. You can find the complete list on the homepage

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Best Practice and Troubleshooting

You can use our Best Practice and Troubleshooting articles to get started using Vizlib Waterfall. We've compiled a list of tips for best practice and any known issues, and you can find them here. You can find the complete list on the documentation homepage

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The Changelog contains details for each release of Vizlib Waterfall, such as new features and bug fixes. You can find the changelog on the documentation homepage, and you can sign up to receive notifications of new releases for all Vizlib products here.

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Figure 1 shows an example of Waterfall mode being used for both horizontal and vertical oriented P & L charts, and breaking down a measure further into sub-totals. 

Figure 1: Waterfall Mode

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