Color functions

These functions can be used in expressions associated with setting and evaluating the color properties of chart objects, as well as in data load scripts.

Note: Qlik Sense supports the color functions qliktechblue and qliktechgray for backwards compatibility reasons, but use of them is not recommended.

Use the drop-down on each function to see a brief description and the syntax of each function. Click the function name in the syntax description for further details.

Pre-defined color functions

The following functions can be used in expressions for pre-defined colors. Each function returns an RGB color representation.

Optionally a parameter for alpha factor can be given, in which case an ARGB color representation is returned. An alpha factor of 0 corresponds to full transparency, and an alpha factor of 255 corresponds to full opacity. If a value for alpha is not entered, it is assumed to be 255.

Color function RGB value
black ([alpha]) (0,0,0)

blue([alpha])

(0,0,128)

brown([alpha])

(128,128,0)

cyan([alpha])

(0,128,128)

darkgray([alpha])

(128,128,128)

green([alpha])

(0,128,0)

lightblue([alpha])

(0,0,255)

lightcyan([alpha])

(0,255,255)

lightgray([alpha])

(192,192,192)

lightgreen([alpha])

(0,255,0)

lightmagenta([alpha])

(255,0,255)

lightred([alpha])

(255,0,0)

magenta([alpha])

(128,0,128)

red([alpha])

(128,0,0)

white([alpha])

(255,255,255)

yellow([alpha])

(255,255,0)

Examples and results:  

Examples Results

Blue()

RGB(0,0,128)

Blue(128)

ARGB(128,0,0,128)