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# Format percentage values in PIE chart

How do i format percetage values in a pie chart produced using gchart procedure.

I need to format the percentage value of each pie with one decimal place.I found "detail_percent" option, but could not achieve much success with that.

Thanks,
karthik
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## Re: Format percentage values in PIE chart

Hello,
as the only options available for detail_percent are best or none
you must write it by your own througth an annotate

Andre
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## Re: Format percentage values in PIE chart

Thanks Andre i was thinking on the same lines.
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## Re: Format percentage values in PIE chart

Hi:
One way, without using ANNOTATE to format the percent, is to "precalculate" the percent and either use a PERCENT format to round to one decimal place or multiply your precalculated percent by 100 and then use a PICTURE format. This means that you will need to use the SUMVAR= option instead of TYPE=PERCENT.

See the code below, which uses a dataset created by PROC REPORT (although you could have used other procedures) from SASHELP.CLASS.

cynthia
[pre]
title;
ods listing;

proc report data=sashelp.class nowd out=work.ageout;
column age n pctn mypct;
define age /group 'Age';
define n / 'Count';
define pctn / 'Percent';
define mypct/computed;
compute mypct;
mypct = round(100*pctn,.1);
endcomp;
run;

proc print data=work.ageout;
run;

proc gchart data=ageout;
Title '1) Use WORK.AGEOUT, PCTN var, PERCENT Format and NOHEADING option';
pie age / discrete type=sum sumvar=pctn noheading;
format pctn percent8.1;
run;
quit;

proc format;
picture mypc low-high="009.9%";
run;

proc gchart data=ageout;
Title '2) Use WORK.AGEOUT, MYPCT var, Picture Format and NOHEADING option';
pie age / discrete type=sum sumvar=mypct noheading;
format mypct mypc.;
run;
quit;

** Original Using SASHELP.CLASS;
proc gchart data=sashelp.class;
title '3) Use SASHELP.CLASS, TYPE=PERCENT, Compare to Previous';
pie age / discrete type=percent noheading;
run;
quit;[/pre]
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