Create and use doughnut charts in Power BI
APPLIES TO: ✔️ Power BI Desktop ✔️ Power BI service
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.
This tutorial uses the Retail Analysis sample PBIX file.
From the upper left section of the menubar, select File > Open
Find your copy of the Retail Analysis sample PBIX file
Open the Retail Analysis sample PBIX file in report view .
Select to add a new page.
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Create a doughnut chart
Start on a blank report page and from the Fields pane, select Sales > Last Year Sales.
From the Visualizations pane, select the icon for doughnut chart to convert your bar chart 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.
Optionally, adjust the size and color of the chart's text.
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.