#WOW2024 | Week 4 | Can You Create Donut Charts Exceeding 100%?


I am honored to join as a new contributor starting from 2024. I have gained immense skills and motivation from the Tableau community, including Workout Wednesday.As a way to give back to the community, I am committed to providing valuable and enjoyable challenges!

Now, let me introduce a challenge about donut charts that I encountered in my professional work. While there are various opinions about pie charts, I still believe they have value in certain situations, such as:

  1. Comparing the proportions of two elements.
  2. Representing the degree of achievement of KPIs.

In business, KPIs like sales targets often end up exceeding 100%. This technique was developed in response to requests to represent the extra effort beyond 100% in donut charts. Ideally, other chart types should be chosen for KPIs that can exceed 100%, but it’s common to be in situations like mid-fiscal year where changing the chart type isn’t feasible.

I encourage you to take on this challenge!


  • Dashboard Size: 1366*768
  • Number of Sheets: 2
  • Represent the top 7 and bottom 7 prefectures in Japan in terms of food self-sufficiency ratio using donut charts.
  • Display labels with food self-sufficiency ratio and prefecture names.
  • Set the display target year (Fiscal Year) to “FY2018” only.
  • Feel free to use any colors.
  • No tooltips.

Bonus Challenge

  • In FY2019, there are prefectures where the value exceeded 200%. Change the display target year to “FY2019”, and try to color code the prefectures exceeding 200% in the same way as when at 100%.*
  • Display all 47 prefectures in a layout of 10 columns by 5 rows.

*Note:As mentioned in the introduction, donut charts should ideally not be used in cases where values exceed 200%.


This challenge uses a data set from (Statistics Dashboard / https://dashboard.e-stat.go.jp/en/ Self-sufficiency ratio for food in calorie base), but some column names are changed to make it comprehensive, and is available from here.



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