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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook by Xavier Hacking, David Lai

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Using the bullet chart

The bullet chart is in fact a bar or column chart with a lot of extra options. Besides visualizing a data point like how the bar and column charts do, the bullet chart is able to show a target and two or more qualitative ranges. These ranges can indicate whether a value can be considered as bad, satisfactory, good, and so on.

This recipe will show you how to configure a bullet chart. Dashboard Design has two bullet chart components—a horizontal and a vertical version. Both components have exactly the same configuration options and work in the same manner. This recipe will use the horizontal bullet chart.

Getting ready

Open a new Dashboard Design file and enter the data into the spreadsheet, as shown in the following screenshot: ...

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