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Pie Charts are a great way to show the contributions of data segments as a percentage of a whole.

Recently, I was working on a chart that showed my customers by state. I was frustrated because I had a huge amount falling into “Other” when I wanted to show more of them.

Customers by State chart

Then my wonderful colleague pointed out the “Group to Other” option in the chart settings. Since it was checked, that’s why it was grouping a lot of the states in “Other”. Unchecking it gave me a big rainbow pie (see below) which is wonderful but not entirely helpful as a visualization.

Group to Other zoom in

So I decided to limit the “Group to other cutoff” to 15 instead because that displayed the right amount of states for my purposes.

Chart settings


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