## Create KPI-number without a meter

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# Create KPI-number without a meter

I want simple and clean KPI-numbers in a report (e.g. profit is "8%"), but cannot achieve it without also including a meter of some kind. In this sample report, Under "Promotion Effectiveness", I found what I'm looking for (picture attached). How do I replicate it?

Feels like a supersimple feature, yet I've spent hours to figure out how do do it..

Grateful for input!!

//David

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‎07-07-2017 08:16 AM
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## Re: Create KPI-number without a meter

In 7.4, there is no need to use a gauge. You can create a Text object and assign a measure to the Measure role.

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## Re: Create KPI-number without a meter

Posted in reply to daviddavid

I believe that's a list table with a big typeface and all the chrome set to white.

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## Re: Create KPI-number without a meter

Posted in reply to daviddavid

Hello @daviddavid,

KPI's are currently created using either Table or Gauge Horizontal Thermometer objects. Maybe Pie Charts also can be utilized for this. In the example you mentioned it seems to be the Horizontal Thermometer. Basically you use thermometer, but make the visual element disappear and rely only on the number.

Make the font big like 40. Then create a Display Rule f.ex. 0 -> 0.1 = WHITE to make the color bar always look white.

Best regards,

Petri Roine

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## Re: Create KPI-number without a meter

Posted in reply to PetriRoine

I'm quite surprised that such a simple and frequently used feature requires such an ugly hack in VA. Compared with e.g. Qlik Sense, this is not at all user-friendly.

Is there a proper solution on it's way?

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## Re: Create KPI-number without a meter

Posted in reply to daviddavid

DavidDavid,

Yes! We will have a solution for this available in our 7.4 release next year.

Thanks,

Varsha

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## Re: Create KPI-number without a meter

Posted in reply to varsha_sas

release 7.4 next year?!

What happend with release 8.1 and is there any list or overview which issues and improvement / bug fixes we can expect with this new release and maybe even more important when is it planned as we are already waiting for 8.1 since may 2016....

looking forward to get some information

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## Re: Create KPI-number without a meter

Posted in reply to daviddavid

I believe this sample will help you achieve your goal:

Sample 58288: Displaying the value of a single measure in a SAS® Visual Analytics report

http://support.sas.com/kb/58/288.html

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## Re: Create KPI-number without a meter

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So, essentially the answer is that there isn't a really good way to display a single number.  The example shows how one can alter the appearance of a gauge to looke like a KPI that displays a single number, but SAS VA doesn't actually produce these types of visuals.

There are accessibility and workload implications for having to fudge these indicators to make them work, rather than having them work as a specific type of object.  If one needs the high contrast view, one will see little white bars underneath the numbers.

Has anyone actually had any luck in producing something without having to fool the end user by setting a gauge's colour to the same colour as the background?

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‎07-07-2017 08:16 AM
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## Re: Create KPI-number without a meter

In 7.4, there is no need to use a gauge. You can create a Text object and assign a measure to the Measure role.

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