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Gauge Tag (Deprecated)

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The gauge chart-type is a different way of displaying data. Some examples where you might choose to display your data in the auge chart, would be when you want to illustrate the progress of how much of a job has been finished compared to how much is left to be done, or how much of a monthly quota has been achieved and how much is left in order to reach the marker. There are two types of gauge charts, bar and circular.

 The circular is made up of three main components, the marker, bar and needle. The circular is usually displayed in a circular graph. The bar gauge does the same thing a circular gauge does but displays it differently.


Let’s say you want to graphically show how many hours an employee has worked on a specific day. The minimum amount of time an employee can work is zero hours, and the maximum is working a full eight hour day.

We will use the following as the data:



Step 1

Open Tab Builder and select the Gauge Tag


Once the Gauge has been selected choose your data source, for this example a small xml file has been created to show that an employee has worked a total of 4 hours out of a possible range of 0-8 hours on a certain work day.



On the Tag Editor above, there are many possible designs and layouts for your gauge chart. Circular chart, bar chart and an assortment of colors are available.

Step 2

Place your data into the Value(s) box, for this example we will only need one needle to represent our data. You should also place your limits into the Tag Builder, our maximum will be 8 hours and our minimum will be 0 hours. We will keep our Data Type as numbers because we are working with integers for this example.



Step 3

Save your tag, and enjoy your Gauge Chart as shown below



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