Pie Chart

The Pie chart is used to display proportional data, and/or percentages.

Adding Data

  1. In the Categories panel, click Add + to select the data that will be displayed in the Pie Chart. You can add only one field.
    Typically, the categories of a Pie Chart contain descriptive data.


    All slices that are smaller or equal to 3% are grouped together into a slice called Other. You can hover over this slice to display its breakdown.

  2. In the Values area, select the field whose values determine the size of the pie slice by clicking Add +. Values are typically used to represent numeric data.


    You can add only one field.

Designing the Pie Chart

Fine-tune the appearance of the Pie Chart widget, using the following tools:

  • PIE TYPE : Select how the pie appears.

  • Legend: Specify whether to show or hide the Legend, and select its position. To add a title to the legend, so that users understand clearly which dimension is displayed in the chart, see here.

  • Labels: Select which labels to display on the pie chart, as indicated below:


    Sisense rounds up numbers in Pie charts and this may lead to the percentages totaling to 101%.

  • Show 'Others' Slice: Toggle this setting to control the display of the 'Others' slice:

    • Include in the 'Others' slice all categories (slices) smaller than X percent (%), OR
    • Show X slices, and group all the rest into the 'Others' slice
  • Set the direction of slices: Click the
    Sort button in the Values section in the Data panel to set the direction of slices:

    • Clockwise or counter clockwise by category percentages
    • By category name (from A to Z, or from 1 and higher)

Exploring Pie Charts

You can Drilling Down in a Widget into pie charts just like other widgets. In addition, when your pie chart has so many smaller slices that they are aggregated into a single slice called Others, you can click this slice to display a second pie chart containing a breakdown of the Others slice.

For example, the pie chart below displays a breakdown of the top 5 slices in a pie chart with many smaller slices included in the Others slice.

By clicking the Others slice, you can see a breakdown of all the slices included in the Others slice.