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Multi color column chart

Hi,

I have to build a colomn chart.

I have 5 values,

CY, LY, FC, LV,AOP.

10,20,15,12,17

when i built a colomn chart i get only single color for all CY, LY, FC, LV,AOP.

But i want to show different colors for each .

How to achive that ?..

Thanks.

Naga.

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    Posted on Oct 05, 2010 at 09:04 AM

    Hi Naga,

    You can enable Alerts to show bars in different colors based on Alert values.

    Hope this helps.

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    Posted on Oct 05, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Do not use alerts for this. It limits the amount of colours you can use and really complicates things.

    Add each point as a different series. Colours are set per serie. You currently have only one serie, hence only one colour.

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    • Former Member Former Member

      It's best practice to NOT use multiple colors for the same data series. Stephen Few expresses that same sentiment in his books. Colors mean something, When a chart has bars or columns of different colors, the user is going to wonder why and what the colors mean. The answer in this case is "nothing". You can probably find a way around this, but I'd advise against from a best-practice perspective.

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    Posted on Oct 12, 2010 at 06:44 AM

    Hi ,

    In the Column Chart Properties, under Appearance Tab Series Reduce the Marker Size ,

    This Will reduce the Marker size then you will get space between the different columns.

    Create Alerts then you will get the different colors for the series.

    Thanks

    Santhosh V

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