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How to: Add a Gauge to a Report

When you want to summarize data in a visual format, use a Gauge data region. After you add a Gauge data region to the design surface, you can drag report dataset fields to a numeric drop zone on the gauge.

The following procedure applies to Report Designer, available in Business Intelligence Development Studio.

To add a gauge to your report

  1. Create a report and define a dataset.

  2. From the View menu, click Toolbox to display a list of report items that can be added to the report.

  3. From the Toolbox, double-click the Gauge data region, or drag it to the design surface. The Select a Gauge Type dialog box appears.

  4. Select the type of gauge you want to add. Click OK.

    NoteNote

    Unlike Chart data regions, the Gauge data region has only two gauges types: linear and radial. The available gauges in the Select a Gauge Type dialog box are templates for these two types of gauges. For this reason, you cannot change the gauge type. You must delete and re-add a gauge to change its type.

  5. Click the gauge to display the data pane. By default, a gauge has one pointer corresponding to one value. You can add additional pointers.

  6. Add one field from the dataset to the data pane.

  7. Right-click the gauge scale and select Scale Properties. Type a value for the Minimum and Maximum of the scale. For more information, see How to: Set a Minimum or Maximum on a Gauge.

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