Renewed Report Builder: Pie chart

Add a Pie Chart widget to your customized report to show respondents' results at a glance. This is a great way of displaying data in proportions and representing a rough estimate of percentages.


This guide will teach you:

  1. Add a pie chart widget
  2. Setup the chart
  3. Additional settings
  4. Additional buttons

1. Add a pie chart widget

To add the widget to the page, all you have to do is click on it and drag and drop it on the page.

Pie chart- add a pie chart to the page

If you would like to create columns and split your content in more widgets, then first you would need to select the number of columns you want.

You can find all the different column formats at the layout widgets.

Pie chart- layout widgets

Then you can drag and drop the column widget on your page and add the widget in the column.

Pie chart- add a Pie chart in a column

Once you add the widget a pop-up window will open where you can setup your chart.

2. Setup the chart

Pie chart- chart items

When the chart settings window opens, click Add data item and add the following information.

Pie chart- Pie chart settings

  1. Data Label - give a name to the section of the graph. This name will be shown in the key under the graph.
  2. Data Value - you can either type in a number or click Variables to access the drop-down menu of variables that you can use. Variables take the data entered during the survey and display it in the graph.
  3. Data Color - choose the section color by clicking on the color selector. Take care to choose distinctly different colors for each section so the graph will be easy to read.
  4. Click Add data item until you have added all the sections you want to include on the graph.

If you change your formula data, you must collect a new response in order to preview your graph.

Now you've set up your graph, you can also configure the last settings.

Pie chart- Pie chart settings

  1. Chart title - This title will be displayed above your chart
  2. Show data point numbers - toggle to display the percentage value for each section of the graph. When it's turned off, the percentages will not be shown on the graph itself, but will only appear on the legend underneath.
  3. Show chart as donut - turn this on and your graph will lose its middle and look more like a donut! An example is shown just below.
  4. Show chart in 3D - here's how your graph will look like if you turn on 3D.
  5. Show absolute values - toggle to add the actual data values rather than only the proportions of the graph.
  6. Set number of decimal places - here you can specify how many decimal places you want to be displayed for percentages and for absolute values if you have chosen to show these. Note that if you choose more than 2 decimal places, the graph is going to be smaller. Make sure to increase the graph width so data labels are not cut off. Read on to learn how to do this.

Here is an example of a donut and a pie chart in 3D:

Pie chart- 3D example

3. Additional settings

Select the widget and then at the right of the screen click on the gear button. The widget list will be replaced by the additional settings.

Pie chart- additional settings

Here you can find the following settings:

  1. ID
  2. Name
  3. Rules
  4. Margins
  5. Background color
  6. Chart settings

1. ID

This is the ID of the widget.

Pie chart- id

2. Name

You can name your widget to identify it easier.

Pie chart- name

3. Rules

You can add your widget logic rules to ensure that your content will be visible only when the conditions are true. 

Pie chart- rules

When you click the Edit rule button a new pop-up window will appear.

Pie chart- add logic rules

Select from the dropdown menu the option you want, and then fill in all the required fields. Once you add everything you can click the Submit button.

Pie chart- submit button

Your content will not be displayed on the page anymore, instead of the content you will be able to see the widget logic rules.

Pie chart- rules

If you would like to edit your content again just click on the rule and the widget will expand. To edit the rule you would have to click on the Edit rule in the settings.

Pie chart- edit rule

This is the window where you can delete the rule by clicking on the Delete rule button.

Pie chart- delete rule

4. Margins

Add margins to create space around elements and move them on your page. By default, the margins are set to 0, but you can change that anytime and add the margin you prefer.

Pie chart- margins


You can add margins left and right to make your chart smaller. The bigger the margins, the smaller the chart. Note that the margins should be equal, in order for the chart to be centered in the page. 

5. Background color

You can change the background color of this specific widget by clicking the color selector.

Pie chart- background color

Once you click it the background color selector will expand and you will be able to select the color you want or add the color hex.

Pie chart- background color

To save just click Apply color.

6. Chart settings

You can change the default title and label font size if you want. This is very useful if you are placing your chart inside a column, or you adjust its size. In this case you will have a smaller chart but your text will still be readable.

Spider chart- chart settings

4. Additional buttons

When you click on your widget, 4 blue buttons appear to the right.

Pie chart- additional buttons

The Arrow allows you to move between the different layers of the page. For example, if you add a widget in a column then you have 3 layers: the page, the column, and the widget. The arrow allows you to quickly select a different layer.

The second icon, the four arrow sign, allows you to move your widget up or down to the page.

Pie chart- additional buttons

The third icon, the page, allows you to copy this widget and the forth icon, the bin, to delete it.

What's next?

  • Renewed Report Builder-Bar chart: Add a Bar Chart widget to your customized report to show respondents' results or another data set at a glance. This way you will display your data with rectangular bars. It allows you to show data separated into categories with relative numbers.
  • Renewed Report Builder-Gauge chart: Add a gauge chart to your personalized PDF report to represent average or actual scores or percentage results for question blocks or formulas. Respondents can see at a glance if they've scored towards the top-end or bottom-end of the scale. It  allows you to display a large data set visually.
  • Renewed Report Builder-Spider chart: A spider chart is a great graphic way to compare results from different questions and visualize performance, for example between school subjects or departments of a business. You can include as many axes as you want, but the most visually appealing and clear would be between three and six axes. 
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