Sunburst Charts are one of the many new Charts available only in Excel 2016.

They are very visual as it can easily show you hierarchical data, like having a table with different levels of categorization:

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Each hierarchy is drawn by one ring in the sunburst chart. The innermost ring represents the top hierarchy, while the outermost ring represents the last hierarchy.

In this example I show you how easy it is to insert a Sunburst Chart using Excel 2016.

To upgrade to Excel 2016 you can use this link here: Microsoft Office 2016



STEP 1: Highlight your table and go to Insert > Recommended Charts

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STEP 2: Select All Charts > Sunburst > OK

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STEP 3: Now you have your Sunburst Chart.

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STEP 4: You can further customize the look and feel of your Sunburst Chart, by going to Chart Tools > Design / Format

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STEP 5: In our example, let us go to Chart Tools > Design and pick one of the alternate designs.

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Now you have your beautiful looking Sunburst chart and you can quickly point out to your management where the biggest slice of the pie would be on…

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