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Donut Multiples chart options

To select a donut multiples chart, click the ellipses (…) on the Visualization menu bar and select Donut Multiples. Click the gear in the upper right corner of the visualization tab to format your visualization.

Options may be grayed out or hidden in situations where they conflict with other settings that you have chosen.

Plot menu options

Value Labels

You can toggle the appearance of value labels for each data point on a chart.

Series Label Size

You can change the font size of the labels that appear in the middle of each donut multiple.

Number of Charts per Row

You can define the maximum number of donuts that appear in a single row of the donut multiple chart. The default value is 3.

Hide Legend

You can toggle the appearance of the series legend on a chart. This is only available when there is more than one series (except in the case of a pie chart).

Series menu options

The series menu controls how your chart shows each data series.


You can define the color palette for a chart in the Colors section.


A collection lets you create themed visualizations and dashboards that look good together. All of Looker's built-in color collections appear on the Color collections documentation page. Your Looker admin may also create a custom color collection for your organization.

You can choose a color collection from the Collection drop-down menu. The Palette section will update with a palette from your chosen color collection.


Once you've selected a color collection, you can choose a different palette from the collection, or customize your palette, by clicking the color palette itself. This opens the palette picker and displays all of the palettes from the collection.

Colors are assigned to each series in order. For a categorical palette, the first color in the palette is assigned to the first series, and so on. For a sequential or diverging palette, the color at the left end of the palette is assigned to the first series and the colors for each remaining series move to the right on the palette. If your query returns more data series than colors listed, the colors repeat from the beginning of the palette, first as a lighter version of each color, then as a darker version of each color.

Creating a custom color palette

To create a custom color palette, select the Custom tab on the palette picker. You can edit your palette in several ways:

To change a selected color, or edit all colors at once, input hex strings, such as #2ca6cd, or CSS color names, such as mediumblue, into the color value box at the bottom of the picker.

To bring up a color picker to select a color, click the color wheel to the right of the color value box. The corresponding hex value for that color appears in the color value box:

If you click EDIT ALL, the color value box populates with the hex codes of the color palette you've chosen or customized. Copying and pasting this list is the best way to copy custom color palettes from one chart to another.

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You can customize each series in the chart in several ways:

  1. Click the arrow next to a series to expand its options.
  2. Click on the color swatch to select a custom color for the series. This overrides the color palette defined by the Colors option.
  3. Enter a custom series label if desired. This impacts the chart legend and tooltips.