Working with Gauge Data Regions (Report Builder 2.0)
The Gauge data region is a one-dimensional data region that displays a single value in your dataset. An individual gauge is always positioned inside a gauge panel, where you can add child or adjacent gauges. You can use the gauge panel to create multiple gauges inside a single gauge panel that share common functions such as filtering, grouping, or sorting.
You can use gauges to perform many tasks in a report:
Display key performance indicators (KPIs) in a single radial or linear gauge.
Place a gauge inside a table or matrix to illustrate values inside each cell.
Use multiple gauges in a single gauge panel to compare data between fields.
The following illustration shows the basic elements of a single gauge in the gauge panel.
Reporting Services provides two types of gauges: radial and linear. Unlike the chart types available in the Select Chart Type dialog box, the gauge types available in the Select Gauge Type dialog box are created by using a combination of gauge properties. Therefore, you cannot change the gauge type the same way you change a chart type. To change the gauge type, you must remove the gauge and re-add it to the design surface.
A radial gauge has at least one scale and one pointer. You can have multiple scales by right-clicking the gauge and selecting Add Scale. By default, this will create a smaller scale that is positioned inside the first scale. Radial gauges have three types of pointers: marker, bar, and needle. The needle pointer is only available for the radial gauge. You can have multiple pointers by right-clicking the gauge and selecting Add Pointer. This will create another pointer on the same scale, but if you have multiple scales, you can associate a pointer with any scale on the gauge.
The scale on a radial gauge is a circular scale that displays labels and tick marks. There are two sets of tick marks, minor and major.
A linear gauge functions the same as a radial gauge, except for its shape and orientation. Linear gauges are useful for integrating into the table or matrix data regions to show progress data.
In This Section
Adding Data to a Gauge Data Region (Report Builder 2.0)
Discusses how to add single values and group values to a gauge.
Positioning Elements on a Gauge (Report Builder 2.0)
Discusses how the gauge panel determines the position of child elements and how to maintain a consistent height and width ratio on a linear gauge.