How to create a report with a pie chart


SolveXia Analytics & Reporting provide an easy way to create powerful reports based on the managed tables. This article is a tutorial that will guide you how to create a tabular report with the graphical pie chart. After completing this tutorial you will be able to create a simple tabular report with the graphical pie chart.

Before we get started

Before you start creating new report please ensure that you have a managed table with at least one row of data in order to create a tabular report with the pie chart. If you need help to create a managed table or to import data from text / Excel / MS Access file into the managed table, then please refer to below help articles to create a managed table, and import data into the managed table.

[message type=”warning”]For the purpose of this article we are going to use a simple and fictitious example of a Airline data. You will want to replace reference to the “AirlineInfo” managed table with a managed table of your own.[/message]


1. To the left on the screen, expand the [highlight txt=’Analytics & Reporting’] branch, right click on a folder and click on [highlight txt=’Create report’], enter the report name, report description, select a managed table from list of tables and click on [highlight txt=’Choose the selected item’]. For more detailed information, please refer to steps from 1 to 4 in this article of how to create a tabular report.

Once you complete steps from 1 to 4, system will open  a new browser window as shown in below image. Browser will load the report after few seconds that allows you to edit tabular report and select graphical chart.

5. Click on [highlight txt=’Table and Chart’] option from the [highlight txt=’Output Options’] on the right side of the report window.

6. Click on [highlight txt=’Column Based’] option from the [highlight txt=’Data Output’] options from the right side of the report window.

7. Drag and drop the columns from the [highlight txt=’Data Fields’] section into the [highlight txt=’Columns’] section that you want to include in tabular report and chart report.

8. Click on [highlight txt=’Report Properties’] section to expand it and click on [highlight txt=’Select sub categories’] to expand drop down list and select [highlight txt=’All ungrouped reports’] from the list.

9. Click on next button icon or button [highlight txt=’2′] to go to the next step of the editing report.

Browser will display “[highlight txt=’Loading Report’]” text as shown in below image while it navigates to the next section.

10. Click on [highlight txt=’Edit’] button from the menu bar on top and select [highlight txt=’Chart’] option to select and edit the chart. This will load the chart editor where you can select chart type from different options and select label, series and format the chart as per your requirement.

11. Click on [highlight txt=’Chart’] menu, Click on drop down list of chart type and select a pie chart option.

12. Click on [highlight txt=’Save’] button to save the selected chart type.

13. Select the chart label from the drop down list on the left side of the window, select the [highlight txt=’Series’],  and click on [highlight txt=’Refresh’] button.

This will add the pie chart for the selected data and appear as shown in below image. There are different options available to format the chart and to change the appearance of the chart.

14. Click on [highlight txt=’Close’] button.

15. Click on [highlight txt=’Save’] button in the main page that shows tabular data & pie chart.

16. Report name will appear as you entered in the step 2 earlier. Enter the new name in the Name field to change the name of the report.

17. Click on [highlight txt=’Activate’] button to finish editing report and activate it.

After clicking on [highlight txt=’Activate’] button Report will be activated and browser will display complete created report as shown in below image. You will notice that [highlight txt=’Edit’] button is not visible anymore.

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