Pie charts

Starting in December 2021, ThoughtSpot rebranded pinboards as Liveboards. For backward compatibility, we currently support internal processes and external methods that use the older naming convention.

The pie chart is a classic chart type that displays your search in a circle. The default pie chart in ThoughtSpot displays data in the shape of a doughnut, or a thick ring.

How pie charts divide data

Pie charts divide your data into sectors that each represent a proportion of a whole circle. To display the exact values of each slice and the percentage values, select the Chart configuration icon icon gear 10px > Settings > All labels.

pie chart example

Your search needs at least one attribute and one measure to be represented as a pie chart. Also, there must be fewer than 50 values in the attribute column.

Pie in pie charts

The pie in pie chart can be created from a regular pie chart in order to compare more than one component of an attribute. Pie in pie charts show two concentric pie charts comparing different measures.

To see a pie in pie chart, assign two different measures to the Size section under Edit chart configuration icon gear 10px.

pie in pie chart example

Color customization of pie in pie charts

You can customize the colors of each pie in a pie chart using the Style widget. Note that if you have a pie in pie chart, you change the colors for both widgets that apply to the same attribute value.

  1. Select the Chart configuration icon icon gear 10px.

  2. Under Category, select the attribute whose colors you would like to change.

  3. Click on the Color dropdowns for each attribute value and change them.

  4. Click the x in the top right of the panel.

  5. Optionally, you can click Reset to use the default color.

  6. Save your changes.