Status Indicators

As described, Status indicators, which are used to drive gauges graphics, can be used to adjust gauges in different ways, depending on the gauge. They are effectively techniques for conditionally formatting the graphic by including an extra effect. Graphics in a gauge can be adjusted by pivoting the image, moving a dial or pointer; adjusting its fill; or simply changing its text value. These can be driven from either the drop zone or via the Conditional Formatting dialog. Both the Status drop zone (via sub-drop zones) and the dialog lets users choose both the type of indicator and the type of logic that should be used to drive the "indicator" graphic adjustment.

Change the Status Indicator via Drop Zone

To change the status indicator, open the Status zone’s sub-menu. This can be done in 2 ways:

Method 1: click the arrow (red arrow below).

Method 2: drag the status chip up over the Status zone label (red highlight below).

Drag and drop the status chip onto the required indicator type.

Status Logic

Users can specify the type of logic that should drive the status indicator. For instance, you may want the indicators to rank groups of values; or you may want them to signal whether the value is positive or negative.

Use either of the 2 methods listed above to open the logic sub-menu, and drop the status chip onto the required logic type.

Indicator Examples

There are multiple types of status indicators. The following demonstrate some of the key types: