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Pie Chart

Pie chart allows you to showcase the proportionality of each item to the total in the form of pie-slices.

Pie Chart

How to configure table data in the Pie Chart

The Pie chart needs a minimum of one value element and one column element to showcase. The measure or expression field that you would like to analyze can be dropped into the Values block. The dimension that you would like to categorize the measure can be dropped onto the Columns block. If you would like to categorize the measure based on a series, then the respective dimension can be dropped onto the Rows block in addition

To configure data in the Pie Chart, follow these steps:

  1. Drag and drop the Pie Chart to the canvas and resize it to your required size.

Adding widget

  1. Click the Data Source icon in the configuration panel.

Data button

  1. Click CREATE NEW to launch a new connection from the connection-type panel.

Data source button

  1. In the connection type panel, click any one of the listed connection type buttons shown. Here, the Microsoft Excel connection type is selected for demonstration.

Data source list

  1. In the NEW DATA SOURCE configuration panel, choose the file path and click Preview & Connect.

Connect button

  1. Drag your preferred table or view from the left pane from the data design view and click Save.

Virtual table

  1. Click the Properties icon in the configuration panel. The property pane opens.

Designer properties button

  1. Now, switch to the ASSIGN DATA tab.

Assign data

  1. The ASSIGN DATA tab will be opened with available measures and dimensions from the connected data source.

Chart data

  1. You can add the required data from the Measures and Dimensions sections to the required field.

Adding values

You can add more than one measure to the Value(s) field by dragging the required field.

Configure measures

Now, the Pie chart will be rendered as follows.

Configured widget

Click the Settings option to change the required summary type from the available summary types shown in the Settings.

Pie Chart settings

You can filter the data displayed in the Pie chart by using the Filter option. For more details, refer to the filter.

Widget filters

You can format the data displayed in the Pie chart by using the Format option. For more details, refer to the measure format.

Measure format

To remove the added value fields, click the highlighted button.

Remove fields

Adding columns

You can add data from the Dimension field to the Column(s) field.

Adding columns

The pie chart will be rendered as follows.

Configured Pie Chart

Add more than one value to the Column(s) field. The following alert message will open.

Drill alert

You can enable this option to get further details about the selected chart region. To enable drill down, click Yes.

Enable drill

NOTE: If you click No, a single value will be added to the Columns field.

The drilled view of the selected chart region will be as follows.

Pie Chart drilled view

You can change the Settings.

Pie Chart

You can sort the dimension data using the Sort option under the Settings menu list. To apply sorting for data, refer to the [Sort] (/cloud-bi/visualizing-data/working-with-widgets/advanced-sorting/#dimension-column).

Pie Chart dimension

You can apply filters by selecting the Filter(s) option in settings. For more details, refer to the filter.

NOTE: By default, the filter will be set for the top 5 records.

Similarly, you can add the Measures and Expressions Columns to the Columns field.

Adding rows

You can drag the Dimension field into the Rows field.

Pie Chart

You can apply the filter and sort options for the rows field, if required.

This will render a pie chart in a series.

Pie Chart series

Scroll down to see all the charts.

How to format Pie Chart

You can format the pie chart for better illustration of the view by using the settings available in the Properties tab.

To configure data in the pie chart, follow these steps:

  1. Drag and drop the pie chart into the canvas and resize it to your required size.

  2. Configure data in the pie chart.

  3. Focus the pie chart and click the Widget Settings icon.

Widget settings

The property window will be opened as follows.

Pie Chart properties

You can see the list of properties available for the widget with default value.

General Settings

General Settings

Name

Allows you to set the title for the Pie chart widget.

Subtitle

Allows you to set the subtitle for the Pie chart widget.

Description

Set a description for the Pie chart, whose visibility will be denoted by i icon, and hovering over it will display the description in a tooltip.

Basic settings

Basic Settings

Chart type

Switch the widget view from the current chart type to another chart type.

Chart Type

Enable animation

It animates the measure values when you enable the Enable Animation.

Show legend

A Legend is a text used to describe the plotted data. It allows you to toggle the visibility of the legend in the chart and change the legend text position (selecting through combo box). Enabling the Custom Legend Text option will allow you to define a custom text (through the text area) to display for each legend series (selecting through the combo box) in the chart.

Show Legend

Legend Label Color

This allows you to change the chart legend title and label colors.

Chart Legend Color Option

Chart Legend Color

Legend Customize

It allows you to customize the legends. When you click the customize button, the dialog box will be shown.

Chart Legend Customize

Chart Legend Customization

Legend Position

A Legend is a text used to describe the data plotted. This option allows you to place the legend at the position of Left, Right, Top, and Bottom.

Legend Shape

This allows you change the shape of the legend.

Circle

This option allows you to change the shape of the legend in a Circle.

Show Legend shape

Series Type

This option allows you to change the shape of the legend in Series.

Show Legend shape Series

Legend Title

This allows you to add the legend title for the chart. It will reflect with the Show Legend.

Show Legend Title

Show value label

It allows you to toggle the visibility of value labels.

Show Value Label

Value Label Color

This allows you to customize value label’s color.

Value label Color Option

Value label Color

Data label

It defines the display format as a category, value, percentage, category and value, category and percentage, value and percentage, or all details.

Category

Category

Value

Value

Percentage

Percentage

Category and value

Category and Value

Category and percentage

Category and Percentage

Value and percentage

Value and Percentage

All details

Pie Chart

Value labels suffix

Set a suffix value for the value labels.

Value Labels Suffix

You can enable linking and configure navigating to a general URL with or without parameters. For more details, refer to the Linking.

Link

Series palette

By toggling the series palette, you can able to customize the proportion series segments’ colors.

Use Series Palette

Based On

You can choose the field from the Based On section to apply the conditions.

This section shows a palette of colors. By clicking the colored square, the color picker will open. You can choose a color and change the color by changing the corresponding hexadecimal value at the right.

Use Basedon Palette

Change Series color

Series color view

Use Default Palette

This option shows when you add more than one measure field to the Value(s).

By toggle off the Use Default Palette, you can customize the proportion series segments’ colors by clicking the colored squares.

Series color palette window

Font Settings

Font Settings section allows you to enable auto font size property for value label, legend, and legend title.

Font Settings

Value Label

On enabling Auto Font Size option for Value label, the font size of the Value Label will be adjusted automatically if the resolution of the screen varies.

Legend

On enabling Auto Font Size option for Legend, the font size of the legend will be adjusted automatically if the resolution of the screen varies.

Legend Title

On enabling Auto Font Size option for Legend Title , the font size of the legend title will be adjusted automatically if the resolution of the screen varies.

NOTE: The Legend Auto Font size, Legend Title Auto Font Size, and Value Label property only shows when the Show Legend and Show Value Label property is enabled in the basic settings.

After enabling the show legend and show value label in basic settings

Font Settings Legend

Filter

This section allows you to handle the filter actions for the pie chart widget.

Filter

Act as master widget

It defines the Pie chart widget as a master widget such that its filter action will be shown in other widgets of the dashboard.

Ignore filter actions

It defines the Pie chart widget to ignore the filter actions applied to other widgets in the dashboard.

Enable Hierarchical Filtering

Through this option, you can enable or disable the hierarchical Top N filtering. While applying the Top N filter with multiple dimension columns, the data returned can be customized based on whether the filtering needs to be done as flat or based on the hierarchy of added dimension columns.

When the Enable Hierarchical Filtering option is enabled, the Top N will be applied for each individual column separately based on the number set for each column.

Container Appearance

Container Appearance

Title Alignment

This allows you to handle the alignment of widget title to either left, center, or right.

Title Color

This allows you to apply the text color to the widget title.

Title Auto Font Size

On enabling Auto Font Size, the font size of the title will be adjusted automatically if the resolution of the screen varies.

Font Size

This allows you to apply the specified size of the font to the widget title if the Title Auto Font Size is disabled. Value can be between 10 and 44.

Subtitle Auto Font Size

On enabling Auto Font Size, the font size of the subtitle will be adjusted automatically if the resolution of the screen varies.

Font Size

This allows you to apply the specified size of the font to the widget title if the Subtitle Auto Font Size is disabled. Value can be between 10 and 32.

Show Border

This allows you to toggle the visibility of border surrounding the widget.

Corner Radius

This allows you to apply the specified radius to the widget corners if the Show Border is enabled. Value can be between 0 and 10.

Show Background Image

This allow you to set the background image for the pie chart widget.

Background Color

This allows you to set the background color to the pie chart widget.

Transparency

This property allows you to specify the transparency for the background color.

Container actions

Container Actions

Show Header

This allows you to enable or disable the widget title of the pie chart.

Allow Maximize View

This allows you to enable or disable the maximized mode of the pie chart widget. The visibility of the maximize icon in the widget header will be defined based on the setting in the viewer.

Allow CSV Export

This allows you to enable or disable the CSV export option for the pie chart widget. Enabling this allows you to export the summarized data of the widget view to CSV format in the viewer.

Allow Excel Export

This allows you to enable or disable the Excel export option for the pie chart widget. Enabling this allows you to export the summarized data of the widget view to (.xlsx or .xls) format in the viewer.

Allow Image Export

This allows you to enable or disable the Image export option for the pie chart widget. Enabling this allows you to export the view of the widget to image format (.jpg), (.png), or (.bmp) in the viewer.

Allow PDF Export

This allows you to enable or disable the PDF export option for the pie chart widget. Enabling this allows you to export the view of the widget to pdf format in the viewer.

Enable Comments

This allows you to enable or disable comment for the dashboard widget. For more details, refer to this link.

Allow View Underlying Data

This allows you to visualize the raw data associated with a widget at runtime.

To learn more about viewing the underlying widget data, refer to the view data documentation.

Pin Widget

This allows you to pin the widget.