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jb
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Pie Charts - Label by Percent of Total Values

Hello. I scripted some pie charts using Graph Builder and labelled them by percent of total values.

Even though the frame size is a square (220x220), the labels are cut off by the frame/graph border.  See pie charts A, D, & E:

Six_Pie_Charts_with_Labels.png

 

Am I doing something wrong?  Please see attached script.

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jb
jb
Level IV

Re: Pie Charts - Label by Percent of Total Values

A big thank you to all my topic responders...

  • Dale:  How to write a Column Formula for percent of total
  • Jim:  Info about Graph Builder labeling (non)functionality
  • Kevin:  A good laugh

While Dale's stacked bar chart suggestion was interesting, I couldn't use it since I've been tasked with creating dozens of scorecards -- each with its own pie chart and other metrics.

I ended up using a rounded percent (via Column Formula) and applying "Label by Value" to the pie chart. Here are updated graphs for A & D:

Pie_Charts_with_Labels_2.png

While it would be nice to display a percent "%" sign, the percent numbers now show completely.  Cheers!

JB

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dale_lehman
Level VI

Re: Pie Charts - Label by Percent of Total Values

This is probably not what you were looking for, but I'd say what you are doing wrong is using pie charts.  I've attached one version of what you are doing that I think works better (run the enclosed script).  In my view, almost anything works better than pie charts for this data.

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dale_lehman
Level VI

Re: Pie Charts - Label by Percent of Total Values

And a somewhat improved version

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txnelson
Super User

Re: Pie Charts - Label by Percent of Total Values

I will second @dale_lehman comment about pie charts.  And I will also comment on the Graph Builder labeling.  It isn't very strong.  So I am sure that you are not doing anything wrong with the pie charts.

Jim
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Kevin_Anderson
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Re: Pie Charts - Label by Percent of Total Values

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jb
jb
Level IV

Re: Pie Charts - Label by Percent of Total Values

A big thank you to all my topic responders...

  • Dale:  How to write a Column Formula for percent of total
  • Jim:  Info about Graph Builder labeling (non)functionality
  • Kevin:  A good laugh

While Dale's stacked bar chart suggestion was interesting, I couldn't use it since I've been tasked with creating dozens of scorecards -- each with its own pie chart and other metrics.

I ended up using a rounded percent (via Column Formula) and applying "Label by Value" to the pie chart. Here are updated graphs for A & D:

Pie_Charts_with_Labels_2.png

While it would be nice to display a percent "%" sign, the percent numbers now show completely.  Cheers!

JB

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allysonE
Level I

Re: Pie Charts - Label by Percent of Total Values

Is there a better solution than just removing the % signs? I am having the same issue as OP, but mine doesn't seem resolvable by removing the %. For context, I used graph builder, put my data as the X axis, created a pie chart, and used "vendor" as the wrap. I understand I can remove the wrap and see the full %, but this seems like a poor solution and I would like to see the two graphs next to each other.

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