QlikView - Pie Chart


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A pie-chart is a representation of values as slices of a circle with different colors. The slices are labeled and the numbers corresponding to each slice is also represented in the chart. QlikView creates pie-chart using the chart wizard or chart Sheet Object.

Input Data

Let us consider the following input data, which represents the sales figure of different product lines and product categories.

Product_Line,Product_category,Value
Sporting Goods,Outdoor Recreation,5642
Food, Beverages & Tobacco,2514
Apparel & Accessories,Clothing,2365
Apparel & Accessories,Costumes & Accessories,4487
Sporting Goods,Athletics,812
Health & Beauty,Personal Care,6912
Arts & Entertainment,Hobbies & Creative Arts,5201
Arts & Entertainment,Paintings,8451
Arts & Entertainment,Musical Instruments,1245
Hardware,Tool Accessories,456
Home & Garden,Bathroom Accessories,241
Food,Drinks,1247
Home & Garden,Lawn & Garden,5462
Office Supplies,Presentation Supplies,577
Hardware,Blocks,548
Baby & Toddler,Diapering,1247
Baby & Toddler,Toys,257
Home & Garden,Pipes,1241
Office Supplies,Display Board,2177

Load Script

The above data is loaded to QlikView memory by using the script editor. Open the Script editor from the File menu or press Control+E. Choose the "Table Files" option from the "Data from Files" tab and browse for the file containing the above data. Edit the load script to add the following code. Click "OK" and press "Control+R" to load the data into the QlikView's memory.

LOAD Product_Line, 
     Product_category, 
     Value
FROM
[C:\Qlikview\data\product_sales.csv]
(txt, codepage is 1252, embedded labels, delimiter is ',', msq);

Using the Quick Chart Wizard

To start creating a Pie chart, we will use the quick chart wizard. On clicking it, the following screen appears which prompts for selecting the chart type. Choose Pie Chart and click Next.

2_pie_chart_chart_type

Choose the Chart Dimension

Choose Product Line as the First Dimension.

3_pie_chart_dimension

Choose the Chart Expression

The chart expression is used to apply the functions like Sum, Average or Count on the fields with numeric values. We will apply the Sum function on the filed named Value. Click Next.

4_pie_chart_expression

Choose the Chart Format

The Chart format defines the style and orientation of the chart. We choose the third option. Click Next.

5_pie_chart_format

The Pie Chart

The Bar chart appears as shown below. It shows the height of the field value for different product lines.

6_pie_chart_display

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