Use a pie visualization to highlight proportions.

Each slice shows the relative relationship of each part to the whole at a set point in time. The larger the size of a slice, the higher the percentage of the whole it represents. Pie charts are suitable to use with both nominal and categorical data sets.

To highlight actual values, use another chart type, such as a stacked chart. Additionally, pie charts plot a single data series. If you need to plot multiple data series, use a 100 percent stacked chart.

Reports in PDF or HTML format show a maximum of 16 pies or gauges per chart.

The following pie visualization shows quantity sold by quarter. In this example, the largest proportion of sales comes from the sales department.

Example of a pie visualization

You can add a hole to the middle of your pie chart to create a donut chart. For more information, see Creating a donut visualization from a pie.