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The main new features in the March 2017 update of Power BI Desktop
Part four of a four-part series of blogs

This is a small update, although the new matrix tool which is currently in preview mode will be a big change.

  1. Power BI Desktop - March Update
  2. New matrix visiualisation in preview
  3. Colours Allowed in Text Boxes
  4. Percent-of-Total Labels in Pie and Donut Charts (this blog)

For a cumulative list of all of the updates to Power BI Desktop since November 2016 see this blog, or have a look at the Power BI courses that we run.

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 March 2017

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Percent-of-Total Labels in Pie and Donut Charts

You can now display labels for pie chart and donut chart values as a percentage of the total value:

Percentage total labels

Here we've got the full Monty displayed: so the South East sales figures are 19,000, which is 24.87% of the total.

To show labels like this, you can change the Detail Label section of the formatting well:

Detail label options

You can specify just the category name, just the data value or just the percentage of total, any combination of two out of these three, or (as here) all three of them.


For the chart on this page, I chose All detail labels.

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