Indeed, **Excel** has a powerful graphing feature that can add visual depth and clarity to even the most boring of datasets. For instance, you may want to make a sunburst chart with conditional formatting. Fortunately, in this article, we’ll describe **how to insert a sunburst chart with conditional formatting in Excel**. Moreover, we’ll also learn to show percentages in a sunburst chart.

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## What Is a Sunburst Chart?

First of all, let’s start with a quick explanation of a **sunburst chart**, so you don’t have to spend all day on this.

In a nutshell, a **sunburst chart** shows hierarchical data by using a set of concentric rings. Typically, the circles in a sunburst chart reflect the various levels of the data points that have been split into their individual components.

The above screenshot is an overview of this article, which represents the detailed steps to insert a sunburst chart with conditional formatting in Excel. In addition to this, in the following sections, we’ll learn more about the dataset and the chart.

## 2 Steps to Insert Sunburst Chart with Conditional Formatting in Excel

Now, let’s assume the **Term Result of Students** dataset shown in the **B4:F20** cells which depicts the **Names**, the **Terms**, and the **Score **respectively. Here, we want to represent this hierarchical data using a sunburst chart with conditional formatting in Excel. So, without further delay, let’s see the process in detail.

Here, we have used the *Microsoft Excel 365* version; you may use any other version according to your convenience.

### 📌 Step 01: Prepare the Dataset

- First, go to the
**F5**cell >> use the**SUM function**to calculate the total*“Score”*.

`=SUM(G6:G8)`

Here, the **G6:G8 **range of cells refers to the *“Term 1”*, *“Term 2”*, and *“Term 3”* *“Scores” *respectively.

- Likewise, apply a similar formula to the
**F9**,**F13**, and**F17**cells.

- Next, insert a
*“Remark”*column >> apply the conditional**IF function**to formulate the expression given below.

`=IF(G5>250,"Excellent",IF(G5=250,"Good",IF(G5<250,"Average")))`

In this case, the **G5 **cell represents the total *“Score”* of *“Jake”*.

**Formula Breakdown:**

**IF(G5<250,”Average”) →**checks whether a condition is met and returns one value if**TRUE**and another value if**FALSE**. Here,**G5<250**is theargument that compares the value of the*logical_test***G5**cell with**250**. If this value is less than**250**then the function returns**“Average”**(argument) otherwise it returns*value_if_true***FALSE**(argument).*value_if_false***Output → FALSE**

**IF(G5=250,”Good”,IF(G5<250,”Average”))) →**becomes**IF(G5=250,”Good”,FALSE) →**in this case,**G5=250**is theargument that compares the value of the*logical_test***G5**cell with**250**. If this value is equal to**250**then the function returns**“Good”**(argument) otherwise it returns*value_if_true***failed**(argument).*value_if_false***Output → FALSE**

**IF(G5>250,”Excellent”,IF(G5=250,”Good”,IF(G5<250,”Average”))) →**becomes**IF(G5>250,”Excellent”,FALSE) →**specifically,**G5>250**is theargument that compares the value of the*logical_test***G5**cell with**250**. If this value is greater than**250**then the function returns**“Excellent”**(argument) otherwise it returns*value_if_true***failed**(argument).*value_if_false***Output → “Excellent”**

- In a similar style, use this formula in the
**F12**,**F16**, and**F20**cells.

### 📌 Step 02: Insert the Sunburst Chart

- Second, navigate to the
**Insert**tab >> click the**Insert Hierarchy Chart**drop-down >> choose the**Sunburst Chart**.

Not long after, format the chart using the **Chart Elements** option.

- In addition to the default selection, enable the
**Chart Title**to name the chart. Here, it is the*“Sunburst Chart”*. - Now, enable the
**Data Labels**option to display each label. - Lastly, check the
**Legend**option to show the four data points.

Finally, this should generate the figure shown in the image below.

**Read More: How to Insert Sunburst Chart in Excel (2 Easy Examples)**

## How to Show Percentages in Sunburst Chart in Excel

For one thing, you can also display percentages in Excel’s sunburst chart. In this situation, let’s consider the **Breakdown of Revenue Earnings** dataset in the **B4:E13** cells, which shows the **Category**, **Sub Category**, and **Revenue** in percentages. Hence, follow the steps below to display the percentages in the sunburst chart.

📌 ** Steps**:

- First and foremost, move to the
**E5**cell >> insert the formula into the**Formula Bar**.

`=SUM(E6:E7)`

For example, the **E6:E7 **arrays represent the *“Revenue”* earned by the *“Retail”* and *“Online”* categories.

- Then, utilize a similar equation in the
**E8**and**E11**cells.

- Afterward, proceed to the
**Insert**tab >> choose**Insert Hierarchy Chart**>> click on**Sunburst Chart**.

- Following this, select the
**Data Labels**>> hit the**CTRL + 1**keys to open the**Format Data Labels**pane.

- In turn, insert a check for both
**Category Name**and**Value**options.

- Later, format the chart according to the
**Steps described above**.

Eventually, the final output should appear in the picture shown below.

**Read More: Create Sunburst Chart with Percentage in Excel (with Easy Steps)**

## Practice Section

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## Conclusion

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