Tableau Pie Chart

Pie Chart in Tableau is useful to display the Sales by region, Countrywide customers, Sales by Country, etc. Pie Charts are also helpful in the dashboard design. We can use the Tableau pie chart to display Country wise sales, and then use the Action filters to drill further down.

In this article, we show how to Create a Pie Chart in Tableau with an example. For this, we are going to use the Data Source we created in our previous article.

How to Make Pie Chart in Tableau ?

To create a Tableau pie chart, first, Drag the Sales Measures to Columns shelf. Since it is a Measure value, the Sales Amount will aggregate to Sum(default). Next, Drag and Drop the English Country Region Name from Dimension Region to Rows Card. Once you drag them, the following screenshot will be displayed.

Please visit Data Labels in Reports article to understand the Tableau Data Source of this report from SQL Server Data Source

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Now we have to change the default Bar chart to Tableau Pie Chart using the Show Me option. Please expand the Show Me window and select the button from it as shown below

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Once you select the Tableau Pie Chart from Show Me window, the plot will display with default colors

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Please use the Size option in Marks Card to expand or Shirk the Pie chart

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If you observe the above screenshot, it is providing the perfect results. However, we are unable to identify the difference between Sales in France and Sales in Germany. To resolve these situations, We have to display the Data Labels.

Add Data labels to Tableau Pie Chart

To add Tableau Pie chart labels data, Please drag and Drop the data Label values from Dimension or Measures Pane to Label option in Marks Card.

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In this example, We want to display the Sales Amount as Data labels so, Drag and Drop the Sales Amount from Measures region to Labels option

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Tableau allows us to add Multiple Measure values as Data Labels. It can be handy when you want to compare the Total Sales against the Profits by Region. To do this, use the above technique to place the Yearly Income

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Format Pie Chart

One of the most common questions raised by any developer is formatting Tableau Pie Chart. Because the Default colors or Default pallet may or may not be attractive to the end-user. To do this, Please select the Edit Colors.. option from the context menu as shown below

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Once you choose the Edit Colors.. option, a new window called Edit Colors will be opened to select the Color Palette for English Country region name. For demonstration purpose, we are choosing the Color Blind 10

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Click the Apply button and then click OK to finish formatting this chart

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Create a Pie Chart in Tableau Approach 2

This method of building a chart is very easy and straightforward. First, Please select the Pie mark option from the drop-down list present in Marks Card

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Next, Drag and Drop the Sales from Measures Region to Filed region.

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Next, Drag and Drop the English Country Region Name from Dimension Region to Color option in Marks Card.

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Once you drag them, the following screenshot will be displayed. Hope you understood, How easy, it is to design or building a Pie Chart in Tableau

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Remember, Pie mark allows us to add both Dimensions and Measures as the Data Labels. To demonstrate this, We just placed the Sales Amount Measure and English Country Name on the labels Option present in Marks card

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It is always advisable to use the Tableau Pie charts on High-level Data. For instance, If you use the same for State-wise sales rather than Country-wise, you will end up with the following screenshot. If you see carefully], we can’t even identify a few regions because the result is a rather small pie.

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