Gauge Chart in Microsoft Excel

A Gauge Chart is a combination of Doughnut chart &Pie Chart in a single chart. The Gauge chart looks like a speedometer which we can find in Cars, bikes, Ac etc. That is why we can call a this Speedometer chart too.

To prepare the Gauge chart we have to use the Doughnut Chart along with Pie Chart.
Doughnut Chart: - Doughnut chart is used to show the proportion of the whole. Use it instead of Pie Chart when there are multiple series that relate to a larger sum.

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Pie Chart: - This chart is used to show the proportion of the whole. Use it when numbers are equal to 100% and the chart contains only few pie slices (many slices make the angels hard to estimate).

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Let’s take an example & understand:

We have a table from Range “A6 to B11”, which is having Zone & Sold unit with total sold unit. Column A contains the Zone Name, Column B Sold, & in cell B11 is having total sold unit. We have another table of Targets & Require sold unit per zone.

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To prepare the Gauge chart follow below mentioned steps:-

  • Select the range “A7 to B11”.
  • Go to the Insert tab, Select Doughnut Chart from the Chart Group.

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  • After inserting the Doughnut Chart, select the series of “Total Sold Unit”.
  • Right click of the mouse pop up will appear, click on Format Data Series.

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  • Format Data Series Dialog box will appear, Select the series option and change the angle to 270 degrees.

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  • the Total Sold Unit series and fill it with No Fill.

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  • Click on the chart and right click of the mouse click on Select Data.

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  • Select data Source dialog box will appear.

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  • Click on the Add button, Edit Series dialog box will appear.
  • Click on Series Value, select the range of the next table B16:B18.

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  • Excel will automatically create the new chart Doughnut, we have to change this chart into Pie Chart.
  • Right click on the chart with the mouse, Select Change the Chart Series.

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  • Select the Check Box of Series 2, Select the Pie Chart from the drop down menu.
  • Click on ok.

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  • Right click on the chart and select Format Data Series, Choose the Secondary Axis from Series Options and change the angle to 270 degrees.

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  • After changing the angle, in the target series select No fill option from Fill Tab.

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  • In the series of pending units select No Fill option.

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  • Select the series of pointer go to Fill Tab, Choose the solid fill and change the color in black.

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We will prepare the Gauge chart presentable follow below given steps to prepare the chart more presentable:-

  • Select the background area of the chart, Fill this area with the white color, and Select the thick box border.

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  • Select the cell K8, we write the formula in this cell for display the %age of achievement in this cell.
  • Our function will be =ROUNDUP((B11/B18)*100,0)&"%"&" Achieve" and Press Enter on your keyboard.
  • The function will return the %age of achievement.

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This is the way you can prepare Gauge Chart – with the combination of 2 charts Doughnut chart and Pie Chart in Microsoft Excel in 2010 & 2013.

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