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Pie Chart not showing all labels?

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    Hi there — I have a pie chart with the labels inside the slices, and for some reason one of the labels is not showing.

    Pie Chart

    At first, the light blue slice and the purple slice both were blank, and I assumed this was because the label was too big/the slice was too small. However, after increasing the chart size, now the purple one with 1 entry is showing but the light blue one with 1 entry is not, even though they are the exact same size.

    The code:

                type: "POST",
                url: "[url.php]",
                dataType: "JSON",
                cache: false,
                data: piedata, 
                success: function(data) {
                    var chart = new CanvasJS.Chart("chartcontainer", {
                        title: {
                            text: pieheader
                        exportEnabled: true,
                        height: 500,
                        width: 900,
                        legend: {
                            verticalAlign: "center",
                            horizontalAlign: "left",
                            fontSize: 15,
                            fontFamily: "arial"
                        data: [
                                type: "pie",
                                percentFormatString: "#0",
                                toolTipContent: "{legendText}",
                                showInLegend: true,
                                indexLabelPlacement: "inside",
                                indexLabelFontColor: "#ffffff",
                                indexLabelFontSize: 15,
                                indexLabelMaxWidth: 53,
                                indexLabel: "{y} (#percent%)",
                                dataPoints: data

    Any ideas on why one isn’t showing up and the other one is? I’d really like to not have to make the chart even larger, since it does appear that the label should show up at that size…

    • This topic was modified 7 years, 7 months ago by Emily T.


    Thanks for reporting. We’ll look into the issue and get back at the earliest.

    Sunil Urs


    Is there any update on this? My department is using these for reports and I’d like to buy the single website license for it but only if the pie chart is going to work correctly for us! :)



    indexLabels are skipped whenever they get closer to other labels – this behavior is by design. You can workaround this issue by either rotating the Pie Chart as shown in this JSFiddle or by showing indexLabel outside the Pie Chart as shown in this JSFiddle – indexLabels are placed better when they are outside.

    You can place position the indexlabels inside / outside by setting indexLabelPlacement property and rotate the pie by setting startAngle property.
    pie chart with indexlabel placement outside


    I kind of understand where you’re coming from, except that the purple label that is showing is closer to the two labels on either side than the blue one would be if it were there, because the yellow label is so far away. So I’m not sure how one shows and one doesn’t… having the label outside the pie chart is not aesthetically ideal because the chart itself then has to be smaller to fit in the limited space I have.

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