Tooltip/Label Format Variables

When building/editing gauges, under the "Design Settings" in the gauge builder, you can select Tooltip Display to be "Always On" or set to appear "On Hover". Here's a quick gif showing you some basic tooltip editing options:



This is a neat feature that helps grasp a better understanding of certain gauges by providing exact section names or values. Wouldn't it be nice to customize them a bit?  We thought so too.  Below are the variables that you're able to use within the tooltip for the gauge (bar and line) as well as the label formats for a pie chart:

  • {series_name} - second dimension field name (bar and line chart)
  • {point_name} - dimension field name (primary and secondary) (pie chart)
  • {x_val} - primary dimension field value (bar and line chart)
  • {y_val} - measure value (bar and line chart)
  • {y_val2} - value for second dimensions (bar, line, and pie chart)
  • {point_val%} - measure value as a percentage of the whole pie (not of the primary dimension) (pie chart)
  • {point_val} - measure value (pie chart)

If any of those variables need emphasis, simply add a double asterisk (**) to both sides of the variable:



Apart from the asterisks and the variables, anything you put into that field will show in the tooltip/label. To edit tooltips, go to Tooltip Display under the Design tab and modify the "Text For Pop Up Box" field as shown in the below examples.



Ex. 1      **{series_name}** :  {y_val} by {x_val}

              Kill Rate: Dec 13, 2019: 89%



Ex. 2      {series_name} / {y_val}

              Kill Rate / 89%



When using {point_name} and {series_name}, if the field value is blank (null) then it will say Series 1 (Series name) or nothing (point name). 

These are just a few of many new customization options available within BrightGauge.  We hope you'll be able to take advantage of these tips. Of course, if you get lost please let us know and we'd be glad to help, simply send us an email at

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