Creating a rating gauge field

In this recipe, we will be looking at presenting the status of a record in a pleasant and visual way. We are looking to provide instant feedback on the record based on a calculated or form-defined value. You could be using such an approach when marking accounts based on annual revenue or any other type of status. You could also use a more complex formula to determine an account worth and display that in a rating gauge on the Account form.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we can either reuse the previously created solution in the first two recipes of this chapter, or create a new one. Make sure you have the system customizer or system administrator permissions to the environment.

How to do it...

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