Build a Pie Chart
Use pie charts to show proportions of a whole.
The basic building blocks for a pie chart are as follows:
To create a pie chart view that shows how different product categories contribute to total sales, follow the steps below:
Connect to the Sample - Superstore data source.
Drag the Sales measure to Columns and drag the Sub-Category dimension to Rows.
Tableau aggregates the Sales measure as a sum.
Also note that the default chart type is a bar chart.
Click Show Me on the toolbar, then select the pie chart type.
The result is a rather small pie. To make the chart bigger, hold down Ctrl + Shift (hold down ñ + z on a Mac) and press B several times.
To add labels, drag the Sub-Category dimension from the Data pane to Label on the Marks card.
If you don't see labels, press Ctrl + Shift + B (press ñ + z + B on a Mac) to make sure most of the individual labels are visible.
You can make a pie chart interactive in a dashboard. For more information, see Actions and Dashboards.
Note: Pie charts can also be used as a mark type in a visualisation. For more information, see Pie mark.
Check your work! Watch steps 1-7 below: