Is it possible to order a pie chart based on angle / size?

Hi there. I am interested in reordering my pie/donut charts so that the pieces are in order of size. It appears that the current default order is alphabetically, based on the label (color) names, going clockwise starting at 0°.

This is what my pie chart currently looks like:


Is there a way to reorder them so that the 25% slice is next to the 18%, then 13%, 8%, 7%, and so on? 

I think in most cases there's a lot more value to pie charts when ordered in terms of size. Especially when there are several similar numbers - it takes much more effort to compare 3.27%, 3.44%, 3.04%, etc. when they aren't ordered by size.


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  • Hey Greg , I'm the PM working on updates to our new charting system. Thanks for raising this!

    We definitely understand the value of ordering series in charts and are currently working on the infrastructure that will support what you've described here. I can't offer any expected delivery dates just yet, but we'll be sure to reach out when we get closer.

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  • Thanks for the quick response Mike ! 

    Glad to hear it's on your radar. It'd be handy to be able to order bar charts this way too, either through the UI or alamode. 

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  • Mike DeCarlo Any update on this?  Difficult to make effective charts without this.

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  • Hey Bill Sherby , we're still working on the underlying tech for sorting, and I hope to have an update in the coming couple of weeks regarding an ETA. We hear you that the experience is problematic right now and have this as a top priority. 

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  • I'd just like to add that I think this is a crucial feature. I'm not sure our company can commit to paying for Mode without the ability to reorder series within a bar / area / pie chart

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  • Hi Greg Phelps / Bill Sherby  / daniel lee

    I wanted to provide an update on this. Mode recently released a number of new enhancements to our charting engine, including the ability to sort series in a variety of visualizations (including pie charts):

    Hope that helps - please do reach out to our success team via in-product chat or if we can be of further assistance. Thanks!

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