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Creating Stunning Dashboards with QlikView by Swizec Teller

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Gauges, gauges, gauges!

We all love gauges because they are round, colorful, and mesmerizing. However, they are also the most misused object in the QlikView world. Although there is no need to demonize these visualizations, it is important to highlight when and how to use them. Here are a few features to take note of:

  • These objects capture a lot of attention, so it is advisable to use them only to represent the most important figures in a dashboard.
  • Gauges are not suitable for all KPIs. Before deploying these visualizations, it is better to consider whether they can adapt to the type of data that is being displayed. Really, sometimes they don't even make sense.
  • Gauges are visible enough, so you can change the default colors (which are very intense) ...

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