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Excel Chart Bar of Pie Breakout

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I have a table for which I want to create a pie chart with a further breakout of a single segment to show additional detail.

A sample spreadsheet is attached.

Ideally the purple that's displaying as 'Other' in the chart would be titled 'Central' and the breakout bar on the right would have 4 sections corresponding to the 'Child', 'Other', 'Mother' and 'Interim' that compose the 'Central' pie segment.

How can the data be setup differently to attain this result?  Am I missing something in the chart settings or data selection?

Secondly, is it possible to have breakouts on two of the larger pie segments on one graph?

I'd be appreciative of any help.


Thanks,

Artie
Sample-Chart-Book.xlsx
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Hi,

Could you explain tell which cells (with address eg B2) should be in the pie chart and which in the bar chart keeping in  mind that the bar chart represents one of the element of the pie chart.

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I'm looking for the sum of all the columns B:D in the pie and the breakout of one of those columns, D2:D5 in the bar.

Is there not a way to create a pie segement from the sum of one column without using a sum data row?
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Hi

the chart is thought to use the bar char to distinguish Others if too small

but you can do what you want by getting the data in line

example in file

 

You will have to change the label text for Others to Central and split the serie for the last 4 items

Regards
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Sample-Chart-BookV1.xlsx
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Thanks!
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