Creating a gauge chart

Excel 365 2013 2010 2007 2003
This chart resembles a speedometer gauge and displays a value between 0 and 100%.
The gauge Chart in Excel 2016

This example shows a pie chart set up to resemble a gauge. Although this chart displays a single value (entered in cell C16), it actually uses three data points (in D13:D15). Cell C16 contains a formula that calculates the percent of goal:

= C14 / C13

As you enter new data in column C, the formulas display the current results:

The gauge Chart in Excel 2016

Cell D13 consists of 50%, and that slice is hidden.

The other two slices are apportioned based on the value in cell C16. The formula in cell D14 is

= MIN (C16, 100%) / 2.

This formula uses the MIN function to display the smaller of two values: either the value in cell C16 or 100%. It then divides this value by 2 because it only dealing with the visible half of the pie chart. Using the MIN function prevents the chart from displaying more than 100%.

The formula in cell D15, shown below, simply calculate the remaining part of the pie:

= D13 - D14

To create the chart like this one, do the following:

   1.   Select the cells with your data (for this example, D13:D15).

   2.   On the Insert tab, in the Charts group, click the Pie and Doughnut button:

Pie Chart in Excel 2016

In the Pie and Doughnut dropdown list, choose the Pie Pie chart in Excel 2016 chart.

   3.   Remove the legend.

   4.   Right-click in the data series and choose Format Data Series... in the popup menu:

Format data series in popup menu Excel 2016

   5.   On the Format Data Series pane, in the Series Options tab, change the Angle of first slice setting:

Series Options in Excel 2016

   6.   Right-click in the data point you want to hide (in this example, the slice of 50%) and choose Format Data Point... in the popup menu.

   7.   On the Format Data Point pane:

  • On the Fill section, select No fill,
  • On the Border section, select No Line:
Series Options in Excel 2016

You can then make any other adjustments to get the look you desire. See also How to create dependent on a volume chart title.

See also this tip in French: Comment créer un graphique en jauge simple.

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