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Doughnut Chart

The Doughnut chart allows you to showcase the proportionality of each item to the total in the form of doughnut-slices. It works best to display data with a small number of categories.

Doughnut chart

How to configure table data in the Doughnut Chart

The Doughnut chart needs a minimum of one value element and one column element to showcase. The measure or expression field that you want to analyze can be dropped into the Values block. The dimension for which you want to categorize the measure can be dropped into the Columns block. To categorize based on a series, drop the respective dimension into the Rows block.

Follow the below steps to configure the data to the doughnut chart.

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

Drag and drop

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

Data source button

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

Add data source

  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 the Preview & Connect button.

Connect button

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

Virtual table

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

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 Measures and Dimensions sections to the required field.

Adding values

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

Add data to value

Now, the doughnut chart will be rendered as follows.

Configured Doughnut chart

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

Settings option

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

Filter option

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

Format option

To remove the added value fields, click Remove.

Remove button

Adding columns

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

Add data to column

The Doughnut chart will be rendered as follows.

Doughnut chart with column field

Add more than one value to the Columns 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.

Selecting chart region

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.

Drilled chart

You can change the Settings.

Column settings

You can sort the dimension data using the Sort option under the Settings menu list. To apply sorting for data, refer to the Sort.

Sort option

You can apply filters by selecting the filter option in settings.

Sort option

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 Expression Columns to the Column field.

Renaming fields

The configured field names can be edited by using the Rename option provided in the settings menu.

Rename

Assigning rows

You can drag and drop the Dimension field into the Rows field.

Add data to row

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

This will render a Doughnut chart in a series.

Doughnut chart

Scroll down to see all charts.

How to format Doughnut Chart

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

To configure data in Doughnut Chart, follow these steps:

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

  2. Configure data in the Doughnut Chart.

  3. Focus on the Doughnut chart and click the Widget Settings icon.

Widget settings

The property window will be opened as follows.

Property window

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

General Settings

Title

Name

Allows you to set a title for the Doughnut chart widget.

Title

Subtitle

Allows you to set a subtitle for the Doughnut chart widget.

Title

Description

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

Title

Basic settings

Basic settings

Show Tooltip

This option allows you to toggle the visibility of tooltip in a chart.

Title

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 value labels

Toggle the visibility of value labels.

Show value labels

If you disable Show Value Labels properties, the dependent properties, which are color, Value label position, Value label rotation and Value label suffix will be hidden.

Show value label

Value Label Color

This allows you to customize the value label’s color.

Value label Color Option

Value label Color

Data label

You can define the display format as a category, value, percentage, category and value, value and percentage, category and percentage, or all details.

Category

Category

Value

Value

Percentage

Percentage

Category and Value

Category and Value

Value and percentage

Value and percentage

Category and Percentage

Category and Percentage

All Details

All

Value labels suffix

This allows you to show or hide the suffix value of value labels.

Suffix Value

This allows you to customize the suffix value of value labels.

Value labels suffix

Chart Size

This allows you to customize the size of the doughnut chart. Values can be between 0.1 and 1.

Series Settings

The Series Settings option is enabled only when you configure the series in the Assigned Data tab.

Series Settings

Fixed rows and columns

If you enable the Fixed rows and columns, you can customize the rows and columns. The rows and columns are fixed based on the container size and size of the doughnut chart.

Doughnut Series Settings

Row count

By enabling the Row Count, you can set the count of the rows.

Column count

By enabling the Column Count, you can set the column count.

Doughnut Series Settings

Note: If the invalid columns and rows are given, the rows and columns reset to their default value. For example: If you are given the number of rows as 6 and the number of columns as 5 but your data count is only 20. In this case, the rows and columns will reset to their default value.

Legend Settings

Legend settings

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 the combo box).

Show legend

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.

Label Color

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

Chart Legend Color Option

Chart Legend Color

Customize

You can customize the legend text through the Custom Legend Settings dialog. This dialog will show the legend text list as labels at left and corresponding text area at right to add the formatted text to display instead.

Legend customization

After customize the legend

Legend customization

Position

You can able to change the position for the legend at Top, Left, Right, and Bottom.

Legend position

Shape

This allows you to 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

Title

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

Show Legend Title

Text Overflow

This option allows you to customize legend text based on the ‘Text Width’ property value.

None

This option allows you to render legend items without any wrap and trim.

Legend Overflow None in chart

Trim

This option allows you to trim the legend items if its legend exceeds the ‘Text Width’ value.

Legend Overflow Trim in chart

Wrap

This option allows you to wrap legend items based on ‘Text Width’ value.

Legend Overflow Wrap in chart

Text Width

This option allows you to set maximum width for the Legend Items and it is applicable only if text overflow set as Trim or Wrap.

Legend Text Width in chart

If you uncheck the Show Legend property in the property panel, the dependent properties Legend color, Legend position, customization button and Legend title are also hidden.

Filter

Filter

Act as Master Widget

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

Hierarchical Filter

Through this option, you can enable or disable 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 Hierarchical Filter option is enabled, the Top N will be applied for each individual column separately based on the number set for each column.

Link

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

Series palette

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

Series palette

Font settings

This section allows you to customize font size of chart elements.

Font settings

Based On

Individual mode

Color Mapping Type

Using the Color Mapping type, you can apply the colors to the series either based on data or index.

Color Mapping Type option

Data

It allows you to apply color for chart series based on data. If you want to apply a specific color to specific data, you can use Data based color mapping. By default, the Color Mapping Type will be Data.

Color Mapping Type Data

IMPORTANT: Only top 100 records will be listed in the dialog. Index

It allows you to apply color for chart series based on Index. Such that the colors are maintained based on index even if data is changed. It shows only 15 different colors. After that, the color will be repeated from above colors.

For example, If you are displaying the countries based on the increasing order of the case count, then the index-based color mapping will be useful to set the colors based on the rank. Say red color to the top, then the red color will be maintained for the country having the largest case count.

Color Mapping Type Index

Note: We prefer to use Index based color customization only for minimum data(upto 15 series).

Use Basedon Palette

Change Series color

Series palette Customization

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

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.

Auto Padding

On enabling Auto Padding, the padding of the widget container will be adjusted automatically if the size of the widget varies.

Padding

This allows you to customize the padding of the widget container if the Auto Padding is disabled. Value can be between 0 and 25.

Show Border

This allows you to toggle the visibility of the 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 spline area chart widget.

Background Color

This allows you to set the background color to the spline area chart widget.

Transparency

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

Show Shadow

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

Container actions

Container Actions

Show Header

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

Allow Maximize View

This allows you to enable or disable the maximized mode of the spline area 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 spline area 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 spline area 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 spline area 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 spline area 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.

Allow Pin

This allows you to pin the widget.