Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Regular Visitor

Figured out how to show percentages on pie charts

Hey guys, after searching high and low through the pie chart settings and giving up on creating separate columns showing percentages to use as the values, i discovered how to do it. 


If, when you choose the values to use, if you open the drop down and select quick calc and where it says 'Show Values as' select % of Grand Total, it'll use the % of the total as the value, and if you choose to show value as the data label, it'll show the percent. 


The only issue i've been able to find with it, is that if you hover over that section of the chart, it won't tell you the actual value, just the percentage. but hey, so did creating a column of percentages and using that as the value. 

Frequent Visitor

Hi @AECourtney ,


Here is custom visual which will help you to show percentages on piechart.

Show percentage label  in piechart PBIVizEdit.comShow percentage label in piechart PBIVizEdit.comShow percentage label  in piechart PBIVizEdit.comShow percentage label in piechart

Download link in this page 


This was made with our Custom Visual creator tool With this tool,

  • anyone, irrespective of technical skills, can create their own visuals
  • 15 minutes to create a visual from scratch
  • opens up many additional attributes to edit (for e.g. labels, tooltips, legends position, etc)

Give this a shot and let us know if you face any problem/errors.

You can use the editor to modify your visual further (some modifications cannot be done in Power BI window and have to be in editor).


Team PBIVizEdit.

Advocate I
Advocate I

This looks much easier now.


On the "Format" tab under "Detail Labels" there are various options to include percentages.



That's I was looking for, thank you!

Yes! This last message is exactly the one I needed. Talk about counter-intuitive - specify what shows up in the label under "Label style"??? Thanks!

Frequent Visitor

Thanks for that.

In addition, if you drop the value field in the tool tips of the chart, it will show the actual value as well


Helper I
Helper I



Thank You, This was quick simple rather than creating measuring column


Hi @AECourtney,

Thanks for your sharing.Smiley Happy

Lydia Zhang

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Helpful resources

August 1 episode 9_no_dates 768x460.jpg

The Power BI Community Show

Watch the playback when Priya Sathy and Charles Webb discuss Datamarts! Kelly also shares Power BI Community updates.

Power BI Dev Camp Session 24 without aka link and time 768x460.jpg

Ted's Dev Camp - July 28, 2022

Watch Session 24 of Ted's Dev Camp along with past sessions!

Power Platform Conf 2022 768x460.jpg

Join us for Microsoft Power Platform Conference

The first Microsoft-sponsored Power Platform Conference is coming in September. 100+ speakers, 150+ sessions, and what's new and next for Power Platform.

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors