This topic describes how to create a gauge. Make sure that you have read Dashboard overview and Basic dashboard operations. For creating a dataset, see Create a dataset.

Overview

Similar to an auto gauge, a gauge shows the value range of a certain indicator. You can view the progress of a task or whether an indicator value is about to exceed the valid range. For example, you can use a gauge to display the inventory status of a product to see whether the inventory is sufficient.

A gauge is based on the pointer angles and filters. The pointer angles and filters are both based on data measures such as discount points and profit amounts.

Notes

For both the pointer angle and filters, you can select a maximum of one measure.

Examples



Scenarios: order amounts represented by gauges

The following example uses the company_sales_record dataset.

  1. Log on to the Quick BI console.
  2. Click Datasets to go to the Datasets page.
  3. Select the company_sales_record dataset and click the Create Dashboard icon in the Actions column.
    Note If you use Quick BI Enterprise Standard, you need to choose Standard or Full Screen as the display mode manually. The following example uses Standard.
  4. Click the Gauge icon and an empty chart appears.
  5. On the Data tab page, select measures as needed.
    Note [DO NOT TRANSLATE]

    In the Measures list, select order_amt and add it to the Angle.



  6. Click Update and the chart is updated.
  7. On the Style tab page, you can configure the chart title, layout, legend, and tick marks.


  8. Click Save to save the dashboard.

Configure the style

  • In the Basic Setting section, you can configure the chart title, hyperlinks for page jumping, and the background color.
  • In the Layout section, you can configure whether to show tooltips, tick marks, and the legend.
  • In the Value Ranges section, you can configure the interval and the color. In this example, the start value is 100 and the end value is 1000. The title of the interval is set to net profit.
  • In the Series Settings section, you can configure the field aliases and the number of decimal places.
The updated chart is shown as follows.

Delete a chart

Click the More Actions icon in the upper-right corner of the chart and select Delete from the drop-down list to delete a chart.