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.


    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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