#WOW2024 | Week 26 | Can you filter from a donut without highlighting the pie?


I was recently catching up on the Flerlage Twins blog, and came across a post that I had somehow missed from the end of  last year about trying to solve a highlighting problem with donut charts when filtering. I read through it, and was surprised that my favorite technique from Yuri Fal didn’t work, and the solution Ken landed on required adding another data source/relationship. So I decided to give it a try and see if I could match the desired behavior without bringing in another data set. I was successful, so that’s your challenge this week. 


  • Dashboard size:  500×700
  • Create a donut chart showing Sales by Category, with a label of total sales inside the donut
  • Create a second donut chart showing Sales by Sub-Category, with a label of distinct product count for the selected category
  • Clicking on the Category chart should filter the Sub-Category chart to only the Sub-Categories in that Category
  • When clicking the Category chart, the pie piece should not highlight at all
  • Sub-Category colors gradient should align with Category colors
  • No scaffolding or secondary datasets


This challenge uses Superstore, and is available from here.


When you publish your solution on Tableau Public make sure to take the time and include a link to the original inspiration.  Also include the hashtag #WOW2024 in your description to make it searchable!


After you finish your workout, share on Twitter and/or LinkedIn using the hashtag #WOW2024 #Tableau and tag @WorkoutWednsday



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