This guide walks you through the various options available when creating gauge widgets from your spreadsheet data.
Select data for your gauge widget
Select a single numeric cell from your connected spreadsheet. When you're happy with your selection, click.
Edits to your source spreadsheet
If you need to make any edits to your spreadsheet you can manually refresh it from the bottom left corner of the screen. For example, you might need to remove currency or other symbols from your numeric data to avoid errors – you can always add these when you format your widget later.
From the bottom left corner, you can also switch to a different sheet.
If your source spreadsheet is large and complex you might benefit from extracting the data you need to another spreadsheet specifically for powering your dashboard widgets. For more information, see preparing your spreadsheet for Geckoboard.
Preview your gauge widget
Next, you'll see highlighted visualization options for your selection. Click the gauge icon. In the bottom corner a preview shows how your widget will look.
To select a different cell, hover over the spreadsheet and click to edit selection.
When you're happy with your selection, click.
Configure your gauge widget
The visualization picker allows you to switch between the available options.
Add a Min and a Max value to your gauge. If no Min and/or Max values are added, your gauge will calculate it automatically using the lowest and highest value the selected data range.
Add status indicators
Adding success and/or negative values to your gauge widgets allows you to draw attention to changes as they happen.
The Formatting menu allows you to overrule the automatically set number of decimal places used, or add additional information about the values on your widget. For more information, see our guide to using the data formatting options.
Add dynamic selection
The Dynamic selection menu enables you expand your initial single cell selection to a whole column or row. Your gauge widget will always display the last numeric value added.
For example, you could create this CSAT score gauge by using a dynamic selection, where the last available value (95) from the CSAT column will be visualized. You can also customize your gauge with status indicators and using a % suffix.