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Pie and Doughnut Chart Settings

Describes appearance, data, and time settings for pie and doughnut charts in the Discovery new user interface.

A pie chart visualizes a data series as a circular chart with slices sized proportionally to represent the data values.

A doughnut chart visualizes a data series as a circular chart. This chart is similar to a pie chart without the center.

The following are examples of a pie chart and doughnut chart. The pie chart shows pie slices for each data series: assets, liabilities, and net income.

Examples of a Pie Chart

The doughnut chart shows assets broken down by level.

Doughnut Chart

Appearance Settings

Appearance Settings Tab Click the Appearance Settings tab on the right to change the appearance for the selected chart. 

General

Name

Indicates the chart title.

Character Limit: 50

Data Labels

Expand the Data Labels section to change display options for data labels.

Data Labels

Indicates whether to show or hide data labels on the chart. 

  • On: Show data labels
  • Off: Hide data labels

Font

Defines the font type and color for this setting.

Labels Type

Indicates if data displays as a percent or a numeric value. Possible Values:

  • Percent (%)
  • Data

Legend

Provides settings for styling the legend on the chart.

Legend

Shows or hides the legend on a chart.

  • On: Show the legend.
  • Off: Hide the legend.

Font

Defines the font type and color for this setting.

Conditional Formatting

Settings to define conditional formatting rules. Rule expressions can only reference data series in the chart. 

The following describes the fields on the Conditional Formatting dialog when adding or editing a rule:

  • Description: A brief description of the rule.
  • Expression: A rule that evaluates to true or false. If true, the condition is met and the data is conditional formatted in the color specified.  Click Help Icon for syntax rules and list of operators.
  • Color: Choose a color to format data that meets the condition.
  • Series: Choose the data series to apply the rule to.

All fields are required.

Data Settings

 Click the Data Settings tab in the right panel to configure settings for the data series.

Accounts

Expand the Accounts menu to view, change, delete or add accounts to the chart. Each account represents a data series on the chart.

Account

Each account associated with a chart has its own settings. Expand the Account to change the settings for the data series.

If you have many data series in your chart, you can reorder them. Click the Handler icon DIS-handlerIcon.png to drag the account to a new location. Click X to remove the account from the chart. The order affects the format and placement of the data series in a chart.

Name

The name of the data series as it will display on the chart.

Character limit: 50 characters

Account

The account added to the chart.

Version

Indicates the originating data source for the account. You can change the Version setting on this account to override the version set for your instance.

Default: From version selector gets data from version indicated in the upper right.

Example of a Default Version

For example, you can add an account twice and change the version on one to compare data between the two versions.

Filter

Narrows the focus of the analysis by filtering the account data by dimensions or dimension members. See Chart Filters for more information.

Color

Indicates the color for the data series. The color next to the account settings section represents the color for the data series.

Color Indicator for an Account

Display Units

Sets the unit format to display on axes. Possible Values:

  • Follow Account (default):  Uses the display units set from the account.
  • #,000,000 (#,##0.#): Displays as millions with one decimal.
  • # (#,##0): Displays as thousands with no decimals.
  • #,000 (#,##0.#): Displays as thousands with one decimal.

Breakdown 

Settings that determine how to break data into granular groups, such as by time (months, quarters, years) or by dimension (level, location, product).

Breakdown

Possible values:

  • Time
  • Dimension
  • Series

Sorting & Limits

Expand the Sorting & Limiting section to define how to sort and limit data on a chart. Sorting and limiting is available for all chart types except crossbar. You get best sort and limit results with area, bar, column, and line charts when the Breakdown is set to a dimension.

See Narrow the Data Focus on Charts for more about settings available to filter, sort, and limit data the that you want to analyze.

Sort By

Specifies the element to sort by. Possible values:

  • None (default)
  • Data Series: Based on accounts or calculations added as data series to the chart
  • Dimension: Based on Breakdown selection

Sort Order

Indicates whether to sort data in ascending order or descending order. This option is available when the Sort By is a data series or dimension.

Limits

Indicates how to limit the data that displays in the chart. Possible values:

  • Show all records (default): 
  • First N
  • Last N
  • First % N
  • Last % N

When any First or Last option is selected, enter a numeric value to indicate the number or percentage to limit by. For example, if you choose Last N and enter 10, the chart will display the last 10 records on the Sort By and Sort Order selections. If you choose First % N and enter 10, the chart will display the first 10% records based on the Sort By and Sort Order selections. If the record set is 100, the chart displays the first 10 records.

Time Settings

DIS-timeSettingsTab.png Click the Time Settings tab on the right to change data settings for the selected chart.

 General Section

Stratum

Sets the time scale for the data set and are based on the calendar setup on your instance. Common values:

  • Month
  • Quarter
  • Year

Span

Indicates the time span: 

  • Range: Choose the start and end of the range for pinned charts, or set the start and end offset for unpinned charts.
  • Single Period: Specify the Data Range (Total Period or To Date). Then choose the time period for pinned charts, or set the offset for unpinned charts.

Data Range

For a single period time span, indicates the time over which to calculate the value. Possible values:

  • Total Period: Includes all the dates in a period.
  • To Date: Includes all dates up to a specific date.

Pin and Unpin Time

Sets time on the chart as pinned or unpinned:

Blue pinPin (blue) to set a fixed time period. The period of time for pinned charts is based on the selected stratum. For example, if you select the stratum:

  • Month: Choose periods based on month-year.
  • Quarter: Choose periods based on quarter-year.
  • Year: Choose periods based on the year.

For Single Period spans, set a specific date, such as May 2017. For Range spans, select the start and end dates, such as May 2017 to June 2017.

Grey pinUnpin (grey) to set time relative to the reference period displayed on the perspective toolbar. Relative time is based on the selected stratum. Choose:

  • Current: Matches the current reference date.
  • Backwards: Adjusts backward by the number you enter.
  • Forwards: Adjusts forward by the number you enter.

For Single Period time spans, set the relative time for the chart. For Range time spans, set the relative time for the start and end of the range. 

 

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