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SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services Cookbook by Robert C. Cain, Dinesh Priyankara

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Creating a KPI with predefined values

A Key Performance Indicator is a measurable value that indicates the progress of the business and whether the target set is achieved or not. Many business users prefer to see the performance of business objectives established using KPIs rather than reading details of many transactional records because KPIs are always shown as visual indicators and it is easy to understand their status.

They are created by business users, not by developers though it is possible with some implementations. There was no direct support specifically designed for KPIs with previous versions of Reporting Services. Generally, the given data regions such as Gauge were used for adding and showing KPIs and they were always shown inside ...

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