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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook by Xavier Hacking, David Lai

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Using alerts in a gauge

A gauge is a commonly used dashboard component because it allows users to easily visualize how a particular value is doing. Using a gauge with alert thresholds provides great value. We are able to visually perceive how a value is doing compared to a set of thresholds. The following image shows a gauge with colors representing how well we are doing in terms of # of Errors:

Using alerts in a gauge

In this recipe, we will show how to set up alerts on a gauge component.

Getting ready

Have your gauge component inserted onto the canvas.

The gauge only has one value, so we will only require a single cell to hold that value.

Also, we will need to have the ...

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