Visualization support for coloring methods

Not all Qlik Sense visualizations support the same coloring options. Additionally, some visualization types have specific behaviors or limitations when using certain coloring methods. Color methods supported by visualizations and their limitations are determined primarily by the kinds of data the visualizations displays. For example, visualizations that only support displaying measures cannot be colored by dimension or through using master dimensions.

Color method support by visualization

The following table outlines color method support by visualization type.

Color methods that are supported in the visualization
Visualizations Single Multicolor Master measure Master dimension Dimension Measure Expression
Bar chart Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Box plot Yes - - - - - -
Combo chart Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Distribution plot Yes - - - - - -
Filter pane - - - - - - -
Gauge Yes Yes Yes - -   -
Histogram Yes - - - - - -
KPI Yes Yes - - - - -
Line chart Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Map Yes - - Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pie chart Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pivot table - - - - - - Yes
Scatter plot Yes - - Yes Yes Yes Yes
Table - - - - - - Yes
Text & image - - - - - - -
Treemap Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Visualization coloring limitations and behaviors

Different visualizations have different behaviors with the methods of setting color in visualizations. This section outlines specific considerations when coloring different visualizations.

Line charts do not support coloring by measure if they have two or more dimensions.

Colors assigned to master dimensions that contain geopoint data or area data (polygons of geopoints) cannot be used to color a map.

Pie charts do not use master item colors when Auto is selected under Colors and legend.

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