An on-line library for creating different chart types in Tableau

Pie Chart

Tableau Canvas Layout:

Pie chart is one of most fundamental charts in data visualizations. It does not have any fields on Columns or Rows. Pie chart is used to display proportional data.

Data Set: Sample Superstore Dataset

Building a pie chart

Opening Superstore dataset. On Marks card:

     Right-click State and select Create > Set
     Name the set Top States by Profit. Select Top 1 by Sales Sum

Create a calculated field:
   Calculated Field: Top and Other
   Formula: IF [Top States by Profit] then [State] ELSE 'Other' END
   Select Pie on the Marks card
   Place Sales on Angle
   Place Top and Other on Color

Your pie chart will look like below. You also need to set the canvas to Entire View for optimized chart size.

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