Pie Chart

The slice size of a pie chart is determined by the metrics aggregation. The following aggregations are available for this axis:

  • Count

  • Sum

  • Unique Count

For more information, see Y-axis aggregations.

Enter a string in the Custom Label field to change the display label.

The buckets aggregations determine what information is being retrieved from your data set.

Before you choose a buckets aggregation, specify if you are splitting slices within a single chart or splitting into multiple charts. A multiple chart split must run before any other aggregations. When you split a chart, you can change if the splits are displayed in a row or a column by clicking the Rows | Columns selector.

You can specify any of the following bucket aggregations for your pie chart:

  • Date Histogram

  • Histogram

  • Range

  • Date Range

  • IPV4 Range

  • Terms

  • Filters

  • Significant Terms

For more information, see X-axis aggregations.

After defining an initial bucket aggregation, you can define sub-buckets to refine the visualization. Click + Add sub-buckets to define a sub-aggregation, then choose Split Slices to select a sub-bucket from the list of types.

When multiple aggregations are defined on a chart’s axis, you can use the up or down arrows to the right of the aggregation’s type to change the aggregation’s priority.

You can customize your visualization. For more information, see Customizing visualizations.

Select the Options tab to change the following aspects of the table:


Display the chart as a sliced ring instead of a sliced pie.

Show Tooltip

Check this box to enable the display of tooltips.

After changing options, click Apply changes to update your visualization, or Discard changes to keep your visualization in its current state.

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For information on displaying the raw data, see Inspecting visualizations.