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Free tutorial - Gauges in SSRS Reporting Services
Part six of a six-part series of blogs

SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 introduced gauges, in all their dazzling compexity. This free tutorial blog shows how to create gauges, format their pointers and scales, add labels and much else besides.

  1. Free Tutorial on Reporting Services Gauges in SSRS
  2. Creating Gauges
  3. Gauge Layout and Positioning in Reporting Services
  4. The Pointer, Scale and Range
  5. Gauge Labels in Reporting Services
  6. Other Ideas for Gauges in Reporting Services (this blog)

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 July 2011

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Other Ideas for Gauges

Just to round off this blog, I thought I'd give some food for thought!

Gauges within gauges

Gauges can contain child gauges (which presumably can themselves contains children - or should that be grandchildren?).

Multiple pointers

Gauges can contain more than one pointer, should you so wish.

Multiple gauges in the same panel

You can put several gauges inside the same panel, if you want.


For this last idea, I can not find any way either to copy a gauge or (failing that) to copy the formatting of a gauge. This means that every gauge above had to be created from scratch.

If you enjoyed reading about gauges, try our blog on indicators in SSRS.

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