What is A Pie Chart?
The central idea of the pie chart is that you're comparing parts to the whole. Slices of different size are marked on a circle (i.e the pie) based on what part of the whole they represent. For example, say you have a grocery store with three departments and you look at revenue from each. The sum of all the revenue figures is the same as your total revenue, and you can look at each department and see how much (i.e. the percentage) it contributes.
Below is an example of what this might look like:
Creating a Pie Chart
When you save this type of report, you will have several choices to choose from. Each option will have a brief description next to them to help you select the best option.
Once the chart type is selected, a picture of the chart type will appear in addition to a small section to the right known as the Legend with a brief description underneath.
Quick Base allows the option on how to group the data from the field selected by using the Group By option. Use this drop - down to display the data in intervals or set amounts. For example, if your pie chart features a numeric field, you can show amounts in groups of fives, tens, hundreds or by dates of month, quarter, year.
Use the Data values section to select your measures and whether or not you want the sum or average of these values. For example, you might want to show annual or quarterly revenue of a company by department, or measure salesperson contribution by number of sales.
Within the filter section you can tell Quick Base what records to include. If you want your chart to show only a certain kind of record or only records that meet specific conditions, you can do so here. For example, maybe you only want to show company revenue by department in quarter three, or maybe you'd only like to see sales of a particular category of products, such as headphones, and not your other products. Is so, this is the section where you can make all these adjustments within your chart.
To learn more ways to customize your reports in Quick Base, check out more articles here: Reporting & Dashboards.
Author: Alex Skudrovskis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date Submitted: 3/21/19