Tableau Donut Chart – How to Create Donut Chart in Tableau

1. Objective

In this Tableau tutorial, we will learn about Tableau Donut chart, how to create donut chart in tableau with proper illustrations and Donut chart examples.
So, let us start Tableau Donut Chart.

Tableau Donut Chart

introduction to Tableau Donut Chart

2. What is Tableau Donut Chart

Tableau Donut Chart, like a pie chart, shows part-to-whole relationships. And like a traditional donut ( the sweet, edible kind), it has a hole in the middle.
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In Tableau Donut Chart recipe, we will create a donut chart that shows the breakdown of Hollywood’s top movies from 2007-2011 by genre.

Tableau Donut Chart- How to Create Donut Chart in Tableau

Tableau Donut Chart – How to Create Donut Chart in Tableau

3. How to Create Donut Chart in Tableau

Below are the steps to build Donut Chart in Tableau.
i. Change the mark type to Pie in the Marks.
ii. From Measures, drag Worldwide Gross Amount to Angle in the Marks
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iii. From Dimensions, drag Genre to Color in the Marks
iv. To make the pie easier to view, set the chart to show as Entire View from the toolbar.

Create Donut Chart in Tableau

Step 4. Create Donut Chart in Tableau

v. Right-click on the Genre pill in the Color in the Marks card and select Sort….
vi. Sort the slices by the Sum of the Worldwide Gross Amount in Ascending

Create Donut Chart in Tableau

Step 6. Create Donut Chart in Tableau

vii. From Dimensions, drag Genre to Label in the Marks
viii. From Measures, drag Worldwide Gross Amount to Label in the Marks
ix. Right-click on the SUM(Worldwide Gross Amount) pill in the Label property in the Marks Select Quick table calculation, and the Percent of the total.

Create Donut Chart in Tableau

Step 9. Create Donut Chart in Tableau

x.  From Measures, drag Worldwide Gross Amount again to the Label in the Marks
xi. Click on Label on the Marks card, and select the ellipsis button under Label Appearance to modify the style of the text.
xii. Change the format of the label to show the following, and click OK when done.

Create Donut Chart in Tableau

Step 12. Create Donut Chart in Tableau

xiii. Right-click and drag Number of Records from Measures onto the Rows shelf, and choose MIN(Number of Records).

Create Donut Chart in Tableau

Step 13. Create Donut Chart in Tableau

xiv. Right-click and drag Number of Records again from Measures onto the Rows shelf, and choose MIN(Number of Records). Note this should be the second instance of this pill in the Rows.
xv. Right-click on the second MIN(Number of Records) in the Rows shelf, and select Dual Axis.

Create Donut Chart in Tableau

Step 15. Create Donut Chart in Tableau

xvi. Select the second MIN(Number of Records) pill in Rows to activate its Marks
xvii. Click on the Size of the Marks card and adjust to make the pie smaller.
xviii. Remove Genre from the Color in the Marks This creates just a whole circle and leaves the total Worldwide Gross Amount as a label in the center of the circle.

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Step 18. Create Donut Chart in Tableau

xix. Right-click on both MIN(Number of Records) pills in Rows and uncheck Show Header for both.

Create Donut Chart in Tableau

Step 19. Create Donut Chart in Tableau

4. Conclusion

In this tutorial, we learned about Tableau Donut Chart, and How to Create Donut Chart in Tableau with proper examples. Furthermore, if you have any query, feel free to ask in a comment section.
See also- Tableau Line Chart – Create Line Chart in Tableau
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  1. Arihant Maloo says:

    How to create action filters for inner circle so that it shows details for all the Genres?

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