V11 SP8

Pie Charts for Build Your Own Reports

Pie charts display percentage or proportional data in which each piece represents a numerical portion of the entire data displayed. This type of chart is useful if you want to display a small set of data.


This image is an example of a pie chart in the report builder:

Drop Measure

By default, the Drop Measure will show a count of the field that you selected for the Drop Dimension. You can graph something other than the default, such as the number of failed objects.

Drop Dimension

In a pie chart, the dimension can include alphabetic information, such as a job status or agent name.


You can open the Properties dialog box by clicking Edit Properties .


Chart Title

Allows you to specify the name of the chart.


By default, displays the automatically-generated identifier for the chart. You can specify a different chart ID.

Data Set

Displays the data set used to create the chart. This box is not editable.

Chart Type

By default, displays the type of chart you chose to create. You can change the chart type by selecting another type from the list.

Look and Feel

Show Data Labels

When selected, displays the value associated with each pie piece. When cleared, hides the value associated with each pie piece.

Show Legend

When selected, displays the legend. When cleared, hides the legend.

Legend Position

Configures the placement of the legend in the chart. Can be Top, Bottom, Right or Left.

Max Legend Label Length

Allows you to configure the maximum number of characters in legend labels.


Sort By

Allows you to sort the data by the Drop Dimension (X-Axis) or Drop Measure (Y-Axis) values.

Sort Order

Allows you to sort data in ascending or descending order.



Allows you to specify the type of numeric value to display in the pie pieces.

Auto convert values

When selected, automatically converts display sizes for labels. For example, 10,000 KB is converted to 10 MB.


Max Points

Allows you to specify the maximum number of data points that will appear in the chart.

All Points

When selected, displays all data points. When cleared, the Max Points setting controls the number of data points that appear in the chart.

Show "Others" Category

Displays an "Others" category in the pie chart that includes all values other than the ones listed according to the Max Points setting.

Custom Colors

You can configure a color for each Drop Measure data point.

Custom Groups

You can create custom donut pieces based on the data in each field in the chart.

Field Name Option

When selected, enables the custom group settings you configured.

Field Name Dialog Box

Allows you to specify a set of custom donut pieces based on the text or formula that you enter. You can use regular expressions to define the content. Select a field name, and then click Edit to open this dialog box.

Custom Code

On Click

Allows you to configure an action on a pie piece or the entire chart using JavaScript.

Customize Legend Labels

Allows you to configure an action on the legend labels using JavaScript.