Using Pie Chart With a Dimension or Aggregated Measure

Published: 22 Apr 2014
Last Modified Date: 21 Apr 2020


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


Tableau Desktop


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.


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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