Create a Pie Chart

A pie chart is used for showing the relative size of different parts of the whole. It works best when there are a small number of categories.

Step 1: Select “Charts” in the menu bar to view all the Chart visualisation options.

Step 2: Select “Pie Chart” from the chart options.

Note:  The default pie chart will be placed on your Dashboard. Drag it to wherever you want by grabbing the header and you can resize it by dragging the bottom right corner.

Step 3: Click the “Edit”  menu on the chart header to edit your chart’s data, appearance and social media settings.

Link data to your chart

Step 4: To link data to the chart, select the “Data” tab in the edit popup, select the data file from the left file tree.  The file will open in the right data selection area.

Step 5:  Select the data columns that you want to display on the chart. Select “Choose as label” if your column has datatype “text” and select “Choose as value” if your column has datatype  “numeric”.

Note: For “choose as label”, your file should have text based column to use as category labels. You can check the datatype of column by clicking the column in the “Data Wrangler”.

Step 6: A preview of your chart will be generated (the box with the black border). You can resize the preview by pulling the bottom left corner.

Style your pie chart

Global Styles options

Style the overall look of the chart by altering the options in the ‘Global Styles’ tab.

  • Title: title of the chart.
  • Title-font: the title font, size and colour.
  • Background: the background colour of the chart.
  • Font: the text in the chart, its size and colour.
  • Margin: the top, bottom, left and right margin.
  • Outline: the thickness and colour of the outline.
  • Slice order: to alter the order of slices in the pie.
  • Rotation: Rotation of the chart in left or right direction.
  • Pull apart: Pulling apart the slices of the pie.
  • Hole: The centre hole size of the pie, to make it a donut chart.

Note: Pie chart colours are generated automatically, these cannot be changed at this time.

Legend style options

  • Font:the font in the legend like font family, size and colour.
  • Background: the background colour of the legend.
  • Border: Border around the legend.
  • X and Y Position: the position of the legend in relation to the chart.

Edit the settings of your visualisation for sharing on social media

To edit the information that will accompany the chart when sharing on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), select the ‘Social’ tab.

Share your visualisation

Share your visualisation or the entire dashboard using “Share” tab under “Dashboards”.