I'm trying to create a waterfall chart where each column is different value of some economic effects related to sales. Each column represents a value of a calculated variable. I came up with an idea that I will load thsese variables' names from Excel and then un-husk their values using num() function. Please see my attached .qvw file.
Unfortunately, it doesn't work in a chart (or straight table) when I put =num(variable_name, '# ##0,00') in expressions. I don't know what is the proper syntax here. Can anyone help me?
I would like to change the variables from numeric form to expressions in my final file, e.g. eSales_2007 from '21' to '=Sum(Sales)' etc. Will it still work in chart then?
I assume that this problem is trivial, however, If I need to change my solution beside syntax, I would be also very thankful for any suggestions (especially if there is some easier way than uising an additional xlsx file, but this is not a problem of course). Thanks so much in advance for your help.
Re: How to use a "nested" variable values in a chart?
Thank you Claudio for your swift answer and I'm terribly sorry for answering you just now.
Your solution is much more ellegant than mine and it is exactly what I needed - I just didn't know how to achieve 4 different expressions without having 4x4 columns. I have now delivered my waterfall chart analysis and the result is great - I wouldn't be able to do this without your help so thanks again!