The series, Tableau charts has always focused on one thing, helping Tableau users learn how to create different charts and graphs hence equipping them with different techniques of telling each data story. Therefore, inspired by the mission of this series, we’ll explore on how to create a doughnut chart in Tableau.
Using Superstores data set pre-packaged with Tableau app. We'll visualize Profitability within various product Segments.
Doughnut chart is simply a pie chart with a hole inside, and the technique behind this chart in Tableau is creating a dual Pie chart and then using color/size tricks to achieve our goal.
Lets do it.
Drag the above calculated field to the Columns shelf.
Choose Pie under marks card.
Hold down control key and drag SUM(Measure holder) to the Columns shelf next to itself.
See the resulting chart.
Making the Pie Charts dual.
Executing above we've.
Synchronize the axis.
Doing some formatting to eliminate lines, and hide the text measure holder.
Chose the First Pie, and,..
Choose the Second Pie, and,..
And there we've our doughnut chart, lets do some formatting and labeling on our chart.
This can be achieved by;
From the resulting doughnut chart, it's clear the Consumer segment is the most profitable and Home Office segment is the least profitable.
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