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Bullet Gauge

Bullet gauges display a single numeric data point as a bar in relation to a scale and a target on that scale. Bullet graphs are similar to bar or column charts and can be either horizontal or vertical.

As with all Presto built-in gauge views, you can configure up to three gauges per view with a mix of gauge types.



A set of repeating items with at least one field with numeric data.

Published Events

element-click = user clicks on any of the graphic objects or areas that represent data in this chart

Mobile Views


Configure This View

To configure a view with a bullet gauge:

  1. Add a gauge to this view (see next section).

  2. Configure a Bullet Gauge

  3. In Customize Appearance, under Basic Options, enter the title for the entire view in the Caption property.

  4. If desired, add other gauges, up to three, to this view.

    Define how the gauges are stacked within the view in the Stack Gauges property under Basic Options in Customize Appearance.

  5. Preview the view and once you are satisfied, save the view.

Add a Gauge to This View

  1. If needed, change the Select Repeating Element property to find the node that contains the field you want to display in the gauge. This is the parent element, not the actual field.

    The parent you select can be a repeating element in your data, but unlike many other views, a repeating element is not required. If you select a repeating element, only the value for the first repeating item is used.

  2. Drag the field that has the data you want to display in the gauge into the Select Columns area.

    Each field that you select as a column defines one gauge for this view. You can have up to three gauges in a view.

Configure a Bullet Gauge

Select the column with data for this gauge and, at a minimum, complete the Column Properties:

  1. If needed, change the Chart Type to Bullet Graph.

  2. Define the scale for this gauge in the Chart Range Tool.

    The scale defaults to 0-100. Unlike some other types of gauges, intermediate numbers in the scale do not affect the fill color for the bullet graph bar.

    Gauge scales can be any range of contiguous numbers, negative or positive and can use integers or decimals as needed. The scale must have at least the lowest and highest numbers that you want to show.

    You can add numbers or remove numbers from the scale.

    • To add a new number to the scale, enter a number and click Add Range.

    • To remove a number, click on the number in the scale.

  3. Use the Chart Orientation property to set the direction of the bar for this bullet graph.

  4. If you want the gauge to indicate a target or desired goal, enter the Target number.

    The target is shown in the bullet graph as a line (see above).

  5. Enter the title for this specific gauge as the Caption.

  6. If needed, add a prefix or suffix for all numeric labels for this chart.

    Common examples might be $ as the prefix or % as the suffix.

  7. Use Customize Appearance, if needed, to get the exact appearance you want.

  8. Preview the gauge, as needed.