Chapter 19. Comparing values to goals with gauges

A gauge is a special type of data visualization that you can use to display key performance indicators (KPIs). In many ways, a gauge is like a chart because you can choose among several different types. You can then configure the elements of the selected gauge type to fine-tune its appearance, as we explain in this chapter.

Adding a gauge to a report

Unlike a chart, which displays multiple data points in column or chart form, a simple gauge represents a single data value from your dataset that displays on a scale. You can think of it as analogous to a data point on a chart’s value axis. A gauge uses a pointer to indicate the position of the data value on the scale. You can also add one or more ranges ...

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