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Vizlib KPI Designer Properties - Bulletchart layer

The Bulletchart layer is a powerful visual add-on to any KPI as it nicely captures targets vs current performance.

A Bullet Chart is a variation of Bar Chart designed to compare a single, primary measure (for example, current year-to-date revenue) to one or more other measures to enrich its meaning (for example, compared to a target), and displays it in the context of qualitative ranges of performance, such as poor, satisfactory, and good. The qualitative ranges are displayed as blocks of one hue but with varying intensity, making them discernible by those who are color blind and to restrict the use of colors on the dashboard to a minimum.

Bullet chart always uses only one data series, but a dashboard may contain several bullet charts at the same time. This kind of charts can be of great help in some cases as far as it provides the clearest presentation of the data using less space.

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Actual Value

Actual value bar indicates the current value data. 

You can set the actual value and compare it with the target.

The color of actual value line can be chosen from the huge variety of colors.

You can make your actual value bar more visible by regulating its height.

Target Bar 

Target bar shows your target demonstrating it on the layer. 
It can be dynamically hidden or shown on the bullet layer.

You can set the target bar value to compare the actual value against it.

You can change the style of the target bar by regulating it color, thickness and height.


There are free areas on the bullet chart 
layer:  good, acceptable and poor performance .

You can change the color and height of each of free performances.

Acceptable and poor performance areas can be shown or hidden on the bullet layer.     

Bulletchart settings

You can set axis and value label for your bullet chart and choose their position, color and font size.

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