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Bullet chart

The bullet chart displays a gauge with extended options. Bullet charts can be used to visualize and compare performance of a measure to a target value and to a qualitative scale, such as poor, average, and good.

In a bullet chart you need one measure, which determines the length of the bar.

You can also add a dimension. This will show one gauge for every dimension value. If you do not define a dimension, the chart will show a single gauge.


A bullet chart showing sales performance for each value of the dimension (quarter)

Bullet chart visualization.

The example shows a bullet chart with sales performance for each quarter. It also shows the performance relative to target and performance range, which are different for each quarter.

When to use it

Bullet charts let you compare and measure performance with more enriched information than a common gauge. This is helpful when comparing performance according to a target and a simple performance rating. For example: you can show how sales relate to a target value, and in context of poor, good, and stretched performance.

When you have created the bullet chart, you might want to adjust its appearance and other settings in the properties panel. For information about styling, see Bullet chart. For information about customizing other aspects of the chart's appearance, see Changing the appearance of a visualization.

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