Adding ranges to a gauge

You can add ranges to your gauge to highlight either severity or success and so on, depending upon the query that add to the gauge.

To add a set of ranges to your Gauge:
  1. On the Gauge Properties dialog, click the Range Properties tab.
  2. Under the Preview box, click New.
    A new range appears in the Ranges list, and you can now specify the additional properties.
  3. In the Data Range group box, type the Start and End values for this range. For example, Start 0, and End 25.

When you create your first range, the End Value is automatically set for you, and this represents the Max Count that you specified on the General Properties tab. After you have created your first range, the next data range automatically starts at the End Range that you specified.

  1. In the Name box, if required, type a name for the range.
    The name for the range is only used for your reference on this dialog.
  2. Alongside the Color box, click .
    The Color dialog appears.
  3. Select the required color for the range.
  4. Click OK.
    The Color is added to the Preview box.

The next step is to configure the thickness of the range, and you can do this by using the sliders, the number boxes, or a combination of the two.

 

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Constant Radius,

how far from the center of the gauge you want to start the range. The inside of the gauge starts at 0 and the outside of the gauge ends at 100.

 

Variable Radius Start,

where you want the outside edge of the range to start. The difference between the Start and End numbers is the thickness that the range will appear on the gauge.

 

Variable Radius End,

where you want the inside edge of the range to end.

  1. Specify the Range Thickness, using the sliders, the number boxes, or a combination of the two.

We recommend that you start by using the sliders, and then when you have experimented enough, you may want to use the numbers, or both.

  1. Click OK to see what the first range looks like on your gauge.

It may take some experimentation to get it just right. A very useful feature of the Range Thickness, is that when you have created your first range, and create your second, the Start and End ranges are automatically set to the previous End value. This ensures that the ranges are not disjointed.

  1. Add the remaining ranges in the same way.
  2. Click OK.
    Your completed gauge appears in the relevant panel of the dashboard.