Order and colors appearing on graphs
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Order and colors appearing on graphs


Article ID: 51019


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  • How to control the colors that appear on graphs and the order in which they appear?
  • This can improve usability when you are viewing and comparing similar data between two graphs side-by-side.
  • You can view the same metrics using the same colors across the graphs.


Component: STUDIO


  • If a custom palette is set in System Options - Color Palette, Clarity will use this custom palette to assign colors
  • If a custom palette is not set, Clarity assigns colors to all system graphs using a color palette that consists of 19 colors.

The colors are assigned in the order they are listed in the palette, starting with the first color, going down the list and then looping back to the first color once the last color is reached in the palette. 

Assigning colors using this logic means that when you look at graphs side by side, the colors can be different for the same legend names across the graphs.

Selecting the Use Consistent Graph Colors option at the system level sets the default for all graphs to use the consistent color option, but you can change this default setting at the graph portlet level. If you make changes at the individual graph portlet level, users can:

  • Enable consistent colors on a temporary (per session) basis.
  • Configure a consistent color key and consistent colors usage.

To select consistent graph colors:

  1. Select System Settings from the General Options menu.
  2. In the Other section, select the Use Consistent Graph Colors check box, and click Save.

Additional Information

Also check OOTB Color Palette for Graphs for the exact colors