Doughnut charts in Power BI (Tutorial)
A doughnut chart is similar to a pie chart in that it shows the relationship of parts to a whole. The only difference is that the center is blank and allows space for a label or icon.
Create a doughnut chart
To follow along, sign in to Power BI and select Get Data > Samples > Retail Analysis Sample > Connect.
- From the dashboard, select the Total Stores tile to open the "Retail Analysis Sample" report.
- Select Edit Report to open the report in Editing View.
- Add a new report page.
Create a Doughnut chart that displays this year's sales by category.
- From the Fields pane, select Sales > Last Year Sales.
Convert to a doughnut chart. If Last Year Sales is not in the Values area, drag it there.
Select Item > Category to add it to the Legend area.
Considerations and troubleshooting
- The sum of the doughnut chart values must add up to 100%.
- Too many categories make it difficult to read and interpret.
- Doughnut charts are best used to compare a particular section to the whole, rather than comparing individual sections with each other.
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