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Percent of Total in Charts
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   11 months ago

Display Percentages in Queries, Modern Pie Charts


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Learn how to display percentages in your queries, and in the new Modern Charts in Microsoft Access.

Brent from Santa Ana, CA (a Gold Member) asks: I'm trying to create a pie chart in Microsoft Access using these new Modern Charts. I cannot figure out for the life of me how to see a percentage value for the data label. I can do it in the old Access charts, and I can do it in Excel, but I can't figure it out in these new Modern Charts. Help!

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James Hopkins 
19 days ago
Hey Richard, thank you for the awesome Tech Help Videos. They have been extremely helpful in the process of building my database. But now I am trying to finish up with the last details of my company's database. The problem is that I am trying to complete the custom dashboards for "Company Financial, Customer Information, Invoices, Estimates, and etc. Question is that, should I base the 'Charts and Graphs' on Queries or use VBA Code the generate the Data? Or is there an better way to go about doing this? Please Help...
Adam Schwanz
19 days ago
That's a pretty broad question. I can't tell you for sure without knowing the setup of your database and what information you're going to need to access/calculate. In 99% of cases a query is simpler so I would use that, in some cases the result you're trying to get is really complex and you might need to use VBA to get some stuff, or you might need to use both together. Start with the query and see if there's any information you can't get, then you can come back here with a more specific question that we could look into.
James Hopkins
18 days ago
Hey Adam, Here's an overview the my dashboard.
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