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Version: 7.9

Pie Chart

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The Pie Chart component displays a familiar-looking pie chart. A Pie Chart displays a list of named items, each of which has a value that is part of a total. The total is the sum of the value of each item. The key to the Pie Chart component is the Data property, which contains the items that will be displayed as pie wedges. Typically, this dataset will be bound to a SQL Query Binding to pull dynamic data out of an external database.

Extract Order

Similar to other charts, the pie chart can actually accept data in two formats. You can tell the pie chart which format to use via its Extract Order property. The two extract orders are By Column or By Row . The following tables show the two styles for the data that created the pie chart in the screenshot.

By Column


By Row



In addition to the color-coded legend, the pie chart can annotate each wedge with a label. The format of the label is controlled via the Label Format property.

For example, the format string used in the screenshot is " {0} = {2} ({3}) " This is a pattern string that uses the following placeholders:

  • {0} - the item label
  • {1} - the item value
  • {2} - the item percentage


New in 7.9.8
The 3D? Property on the the Pie Chart has been removed as of 7.9.8. Instead, the Style property should be use to configure a 3D Pie Chart. The depreciated property is listed further down this page.

NameDescriptionProperty TypeScriptingCategory
3D Depth FactorThe depth of a 3D pie as a factor of the chart height.double.depthFactorAppearance
AntialiasDraw with antialias on? Makes text smoother.boolean.antialiasAppearance
BorderThe border surrounding this component. NOTE that the border is unaffected by rotation.Border.borderCommon
Chart TitleAn optional title that will appear at the top of the chart.String.titleAppearance
CursorThe mouse cursor to use when hovering over this
DataThe data driving the chart.Dataset.dataData
Data QualityThe data quality code for any tag bindings on this
Enforce Circularity?If true, the pie cannot be an oval, even if the overall chart is.boolean.circularAppearance
Extract OrderControls whether or not a pie plot views columns as pies, or
Foreground TransparencyThe transparency of the pie (useful for 3D pies).double.foregroundAlphaAppearance
Label FontThe font for labels items, if there are labels.Font.labelFontAppearance
Label FormatFormatting String. '{0}' is the wedge name, '{1}' is the value, '{2}' is the percent.String.labelFormatAppearance
Labels?Should labels be displayed near sections?boolean.labelsAppearance
Legend FontThe font for legend items, if there is a legend.Font.legendFontAppearance
Legend?Should there be an item legend below the chart?boolean.legendAppearance
Mouseover TextThe text that is displayed in the tooltip which pops up on mouseover of this component.String.toolTipTextCommon
NameThe name of this component.String.nameCommon
Outline ColorsThe colors to use for the pie wedge outlines.Color[].outlineColorsAppearance
Outline StrokeThe width for the section outline stroke.float.outlineStrokeAppearance
Plot BackgroundThe background color for all plots, unless they override it.Color.plotBackgroundAppearance
RotationDraw the wedges clockwise or counter-clockwise from the starting angle?int.rotationAppearance
Section ColorsThe colors to use for the pie wedge fills.Color[].sectionColorsAppearance
Selected WedgeThe currently selected wedge. (Read only. Usable in bindings and scripting.)String.selectedDataUncategorized
Selection Enabled?If true, the user will be able to select wedges on the chart. The selected wedge will be highlighted, and the "selectedData" property will reflect it.boolean.selectionEnabledBehavior
Selection Highlight ColorThe color of the selection highlight.Color.selectionHighlightColorAppearance
Selection Highlight WidthThe line width of the selection highlight.float.selectionHighlightWidthAppearance
Starting AngleThe start angle to draw the pie
StyleStyle of pie chart, standard, 3D, or
Title FontThe font for the chart's title.Font.titleFontAppearance
Tooltip FormatFormatting String. '{0}' is the wedge name, '{1}' is the value, '{2}' is the percent.String.tooltipFormatAppearance
Tooltips?Should tooltips be displayed when the mouse hovers over sections?boolean.tooltipsBehavior
VisibleIf disabled, the component will be hidden.boolean.visibleCommon

Deprecated Properties

The property below is deprecated, and should not be used.

NameDescriptionProperty TypeScriptingCategory
3D?Enables 3D rendering. Deprecated. Use Style property instead.boolean.threeDimensionalAppearance


Scripting Functions

This component does not have scripting functions associated with it.

Extension Functions

This component does not have extension functions associated with it.

Event Handlers

Event handlers allow you to run a script based off specific triggers. See the full list of available event handlers on the Component Events page



Code Snippet
#The following code will print named and value of the selected wedge to the console.
#Alternatively, this can be used to write to a custom property of a table that is used to create the 'Where' clause of a SQL query that populates a table.

selectedWedge = event.source.selectedData
print selectedWedge