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Gauge Chart Visualization (360)

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About Gauge Charts

Gauge Charts can help you quickly determine how a given field is performing versus how it is expected to perform. With a Gauge Chart, the visualization displays your chosen metric along a scale that displays color according to where your metric falls on the expected scale. The arrow below the value ranges will show you where your current metric falls on the scale.

image of a gauge chart widget

For example, if the score on the above screenshot declined, the arrow would point to the red section as it reached the lowest points of the available scale.

Qtip: Don’t like your table colors or fonts? Head over to the Global Settings to change them for the whole report!

Customization

For basic visualization instructions and customization, visit the Visualizations Overview support page. Continue reading for visualization-specific customization.

Basic Set-up

After you have decided your source and metric, there are two main customization options for Gauge Chart visualizations: the value ranges and the corresponding colors.

Qtip: When setting your value ranges, if you would like to indicate decimals for cutoff points, please be sure to use a dot (.) instead of comma (,) when typing your entry.

Under Value Ranges, specify what the metrics SHOULD be. In the question used as an example below, respondents can only choose from 0-20, so the Min is 0 and the Max is 20.
editing a gauge chart with the max and min value ranges highlighted

The 10 in the middle represents where a given color cuts off. In this case, any integer below 10 will be red.

Next, you can change the colors for ranges of your Gauge Chart. Click on the drop icon to choose a color.

editing a gauge chart with the drop icon highlighted for changing range colors

To add another range, click the plus sign (+). Type into the field to determine where this range ends and the next one begins.

editing a gauge chart with the plus sign and new range highlighted

Example: In the screenshot above, the respondents’ mean score is displayed. Since it is below 15, it is yellow. If it rises to 15 or above, the gauge will turn green. If it falls to 10 or below, it’ll turn red.

Click the minus sign () next to a range to delete the boundary and eliminate a color.

Display Options

Select Set font size manually to adjust the font size of the number in the center of the gauge.

editing a gauge chart with the set font size manually setting highlighted

NPS Metric

If you set the Metric to NPS, the gauge chart will automatically configure its range to a minimum of -100 and a maximum of 100.

editing a gauge chart with the NPS metric selected

This is because the gauge is calculating a Net Promoter Score®. The best Data Source for a Gauge Chart with an NPS Metric is a Net Promoter Score question®. See the linked page for more details on setting these questions up and for help understanding the calculations behind the score.

The NPS Metric can be set for other multiple-choice questions, but does not make as much sense conceptually. It will function best with multiple choice questions that have 11 point scales recoded from 0-10.

Compatibility

The Gauge Chart is only compatible with variables that can come in numeric formats.