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3043020 - How to change variance data label values to percentage in waterfall chart in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)


  • In waterfall chart not found an option to change variance data label values to be percentages.
  • It should be possible to display the "variances" shown in the waterfall chart also as separate variance in %. 


SAP Analytics Cloud (Enterprise)

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Login to SAC.
  2. Create a new story e.g. based on a sample model "BestRunJiuce_SampleModel".
  3. Insert a chart: Insert - Chart
  4. Select Chart Structure - Comparison - Waterfall
  5. Select Chart Orientation - Vertical
  6. Add a Measures e.g. [Gross Margin] and Dimensions [Date]
  7. Add Filter [Date (Member)]:
    • select years "2015" and "2016",
    • change Show Hierarchy to "Year, Month"
  8. Now follow instruction per Drilling through Waterfall Charts and drill for Month for both years in the chart.
  9. Edit data labels: Designer - Styling -  click on the data labels in the chart => No option to change the data label variance values to percentage.


This is a limitation in the product.



    • The variance chart is based on all the measures in the Waterfall chart.
    • Set up your chart with one measure and a Date filter.
    • The Date filter must have only one value.
    • Time based variance is only supported for waterfall chart when there is no dimension and not more than one version used in the chart.

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