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    Help with Negative Values

    Hello,

    Could someone please show me how I can create a chart to display the attached Gross to Net values in a way that it makes sense to the person viewing it? I am looking to do a cascading column chart which will show the gross sales in the first column and the allowances in the subsequent columns but in a different color and in a high to low order. Thanks!
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    Re: Help with Negative Values

    Hi Philipsfn,

    "Makes sense to management" was impossible with some of my past managers. They couldn't read charts!! See if a Waterfall chart works for you. You might leave out the last net value from the chart to show them were it ends up.

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    Re: Help with Negative Values

    I agree that a waterfall chart is the best way to look at this and explain it, however, I disagree about getting rid of the last bar. It just needed to be changed to a total. Here is my stab at your request. I think it makes the point pretty clear.
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    Smile Re: Help with Negative Values

    Thank you to both of you for your valuable help and taking the time to respond to my query. I appreciate your help with this.

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