Donut Chart in Tableau

# Donut Chart in Tableau

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Vikram Singh
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Updated on May 11, 2022 18:00 IST

In this article we will discuss one of the type of chart in tableau i.e. Donut Chart in Tableau with an example.

## Introduction

In this article, we will discuss the Donut chart in the tableau.

Tableau is a data visualization tool that allows drawing different charts and graphs using Show me with just simple drag and drop.

Tableau Show Me has 24 different charts.

Each chart in the tableau corresponds to a minimum number of dimensions, measures, bins, etc.

## What is a Donut Chart?

Pie Chart is one of the best visualization tools to represent the proportion of the data but sometimes it is criticized for focusing readers on the proportional areas of the slice to one another and the situation became more problematic when comparing multiple pie charts at a time. To overcome this problem Donut Chart came into action.

A Donut Chart or Doughnut chart is a type of Pie chart with a hole at its center. It has a similar use to of Pie chart which is used to show the proportion of the categorical data with the size of each piece representing the proportion of each category.

Example:

The Election Commission of India declared the data of different age groups of people participating in elections:

Let’s understand how to create a Donut Chart in Tableau with an example

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## Steps to create a Donut Chart

We want to show category wise profit as well as total profit using a donut chart in Superstore Data.

• Connect a file (here, we will use Sample SuperStore data)
• Set up Base
• In row shelf write avg(0) two times (as mentioned in the screenshot)
• In First AGG(avg(0)) in the Mark Pane:
• Select Pie Chart
• Drag and drop the Category into the Color and Profit into the Angle
• Drag and drop Category and Profit into Label
• To convert the values into percentages
• Right-click SUM(Profit) -> Quick Table Calculation -> Percentage of Total
• In Second AGG(avg(0) in the Mark Pane:
• Select Circle Chart
• Select White color under Color (This will create a hole for Donut chart)
• Drag and drop Profit into Label
• Combining First and Second (Pie and Circle Chart)
• Right-click on the second AGG(avg(0)) in the row shelf
• Select Dual Axis
• Increase the size of the pie and circle chart using the size in the first and second AGG(avg(0)).
• We get the desired donut chart

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## Conclusion

In this article, we have discussed the Donut Chart in Tableau with an example.

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