If you have read Dashboard overview and Dashboard basic operations, read this section to learn about how to create a gauge chart. If you need to edit the dataset or create a new dataset, see Create a dataset.

Like a dashboard on a car, the gauge on Quick BI distinctly shows the range of a specific indicator. You can intuitively see the progress of your task and whether data is under control or exceeds expectation. For example, you can use a gauge to show whether the stock of a kind of commodities is sufficient or requires replenishment.

A dashboard consists of pointer angles and tooltips. Pointer angles and tooltips are determined by the data measurements, such as the discount or profit amount.

Notice on creating a gauge

Both the pointer angle and the tooltip can have only one measurement.

The following uses the company_sales_record dataset as an example.

Scenario: Use a gauge to show the order amount.

  1. Log on to the Quick BI console.
  2. Click Datasets to enter the dataset management page.
  3. Locate the company_sales_record dataset, and click Create Dashboard. The dashboard editing page is displayed.
  4. Click gauge icon.
  5. On the Data tab, select a required measurement field.
    Note
    The system automatically adjusts the number of fields of pointer angles and tooltips according to the selection order of fields.

    In the measurement list, locate the order_amt option and add it to the pointer angle area or tooltip area, as shown in the following figure.



  6. Click Update. The system automatically updates the chart.
  7. On the Style tab, you can edit the title, layout, and legends of the gauge and set whether to display scales.
    • General config: Configure the title of the chart, the color of the font, and the background color.
    • Layout: Configure where the legend is displayed in the chart.
    • Interval Settings: Set the display interval and color of the dashboard.
    • Series settings: Set the alias of the relevant field and the number of decimal places that the numeric values need to retain.
  8. Under the Interval Settings menu, click Add to enter the start and end values for the interval.

    For example, you can set the start value to 100, end value to 1000, and range title to Net Profit.

  9. Click Update. The display range is displayed on the dashboard.
  10. Click the Save icon to save the dashboard.

To delete the current chart, point to the upper-right corner of the chart, and choose Delete from the shortcut menu.