Warning, this solution is very low tech!!!
WebI XI 3.1 is not capable of displaying gauges. It should somehow be possible by embedding Xcelsius objects but I have never tried that and don’t like such solution. The solution described below came from David Gilbertson, in this post I will share the process of how to work this out in WebI XI3.1 Rich Client.
Personally I’m not a big fan of gauges. I.m.h.o. displaying a red, orange or green colored text, or other object serves the same function. A status is either good, bad or somewhere in between. Having more then one status in between does not add more value, rather more confusion.
Step 1. Create images of gauges.
Obviously, if you like more statuses in between you’ll have to create these gauges as well. With a maximum of 8 due to the maximum number of sub-alerters in WebI.
Step 2. Create a report with data:
Step 3. Add a blank cell, remove the border, size it the same size as the gauge images.
Step 4. Add an alerter (while the blank cell is selected) by clicking the icon in the menu bar
Create a new alert with 3 Sub-Alerters:
Click ‘Format…’ to assign the gauge images to each of the sub-alerters. Click ‘Browse…’ and choose the desired image for the background:
Enjoy the result: