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Using Pie Chart With a Dimension or Aggregated Measure


Published: 22 Apr 2014
Last Modified Date: 27 Jun 2016

Issue

When adding a dimension or a single aggregated measure to a view, the Pie Chart option is unavailable.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Option 1

Include another measure which has not been aggregated within a calculated field. 

Option 2

Create the Pie Chart manually:
  1. Drag dimension onto the Color marks card.
  2. Select Pie Chart from the drop-down.
  3. Drag aggregated measure onto Angle in marks card.

Cause

The behavior is by design. Pie charts are designed primarily for SUM() and COUNT() aggregations and are disabled when only the AGG() aggregation is used.
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