Report border cutting off pie chart labels on dashboard

Stephen Johnson shared this problem 1 year ago
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I've got a pie chart that I've added to one of my dashboards. When I visit the dashboard the labels are being placed in such a way that they are cut off by the report border. Is there a way to prevent this? When I visit the full screen view of the same report, the labels are not obstructed.

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Hi Stephen,

Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, the only options here are to resize the report on the dashboard, use a legend instead of labels, or try using Custom font/font sizes in the Charts stage and keep playing with it on dashboard to see how it appears. Reports on dashboards are dynamically sized, not pixel perfect, so sometimes it takes some adjusting to appear correctly. In my testing, both making the chart smaller and larger on the dashboard can make the labels appear correctly, so I think just messing with the sizing on the dashboard is your answer here:

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Regards,

Mike

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Playing with the size did allow me to get one particular chart to look okay. As I messed with my filters I was able to produce a chart where all the labels were within the frame, but two of the labels were overlapping each other (on a chart with only 3 sections, and there seemed to me plenty of white space the labels could be spread out into). I know it's not simple to program a label placement algorithm that will handle any number of labels for any combination of slice sizes, but there's definitely room for improvement in Yellowfin's algorithm.

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Hi Stephen,

Thank you for your response. I understand your frustration. There is a complete dashboard redesign forthcoming with Version 8, which is tentatively slated for release towards end of Summer, so I'm hoping that will improve upon this aspect! I know just messing around with the pieces of the chart/placement on dashboard isn't ideal, but hopefully you can still build dashboard's that are functional and that you're happy with in the mean time. That being the case, I'm going to go ahead and mark this as Resolved. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any further questions or concerns.

Regards,

Mike

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This continues to be an issue as I work with pie charts. I really feel that Yellowfin's code which is dynamically placing chart labels need to be revisited and improved upon. Below is an example where your formulas placed labels overlapping one another when there was plenty of other room for those labels to be placed in. A tool designed expressly for visualizing data should not literally obscure the data from the user. Please log this as a defect:

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Hi Stephen,

Sorry to hear you're still struggling with this. I've gone ahead and raised a defect. Any potential updates regarding this matter will be posted here.

Regards,

Mike

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