The bullet chart is used to compare primary and secondary (comparison) values.
Frequently used for actual values, primary values can also be used for any type of value that you want to compare to the secondary/comparison value.
Frequently used for target and plan values, comparison values can also be used to compare the primary value with any other value. There are use cases where the comparison value is used to express a forecast, a competitor, or a specific year.
The bullet chart can also express an additional value so long as it’s directly related to the primary value.
The bullet chart can be orientated horizontally or vertically. It’s best to orientate it vertically for time series.
Horizontal bullet chart
Vertical bullet chart
Selection and Popover
Unlike other charts, when the user clicks on a bullet, all the associated values are displayed in the popover – primary value, comparison value along with additional value, projected value, and qualitative ranges (if used). The popover can also be customized to display other information and actions if you wish.
As with all other charts, when you customize the colors, the text of each legend item must also be manually maintained because the chart component cannot guess the meaning of each color.
For more information, see legend.
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