# Pie chart

A pie chart displays a circle divided into sectors to illustrate a proportion of elements.

The entire circle area represents the sum of all categories. The area of each segment corresponds to the percentage of a category in the total amount.

For example, pie charts are useful for demonstrating proportions of a small number of segments.

1. Open the All workbooks overview page and select your workbook.

2. Open the dashboard to which you want to add a chart.

3. In the upper-right corner, click Edit.

4. Click AddChart (Wizard). You'll see the chart creation wizard.

5. On the top left, select the Dataset you want to visualize.

6. Click the chart type field on the right of the dataset section and select Pie chart from the drop-down menu.

7. Drag and drop Measures and Dimensions to the appropriate sections of the chart (see the Data fields tab).

Your chart creation wizard should look similar to the following:

8. Click Save in the upper-right corner of the page.

9. Name your chart and click Done.

10. Choose the appropriate location for your chart by dragging it around the dashboard and resize it by dragging the lower-right corner of its frame.

11. Click Save in the upper-right corner of the page.

Wizard slot Description
Color Dimension or Measure Names. Affects line colors.
You can add a Measure Names or Measure Values field to this slot.
Measures Measure. Single-field slot.
Sorting Measure. Affects the sorting of the measures.
Signatures Dimension or Measure. Shows dimension values on the chart. You can add a Measure Names or a Measure Values field to this slot.
Chart filters Dimension or Measure. Used to filter values. You can add a Measure Names or Measure Values field to this slot.

To open chart settings, click to the right of the chart type above the wizard slot fields. You'll see a dialog window with the following controls:

Control Default state Description
Header On Displays the specified text in the centered line above the chart.
Legend On Displays the field name associated with color line below the chart.

After managing the controls, click Apply to see the results on the chart preview.

To open slot settings, click in a row with the slot name.

Color:

On the left, you can select a line from a data source in the Colors slot of your chart.

On the right, you can select a color scheme and a color for the line. Select AUTO to let Visualization do the coloring for you.

• This chart type can't display NULL or negative values.

• We recommend displaying no more than three to six measures in a chart.

• To display the values for each data point, drag Measure values to the Signatures section.