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2085256 - How to use and disable color schemes for Compa-ratio/Range Penetration - Compensation


  • What do default colour schemes mean for the Compa-ratio/Range Penetration fields?
  • Can these colors be edited?

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  • The default colour scheme for compa-ratio and range penetration is a progression from green to red.
  • The further you are away from the center point, which is 100% for compa-ratio and 50% for range penetration.
  • The benchmark colours for range penetration are not applicable to negative values as the bar is designed to reflect 0-100% range.
  • The details are as follows:

    Colour Compa-ratio % Range Penetration %
    Green 95-105 (> 95 to <105) 45-55
    Light Green 90-95 or 105-110 ((>90 to <=95 ) or (>=105 to <110)) 40-45 or 55-60


    80-90 or 110-120 ((>80 to <=90 ) or (>=110 to <120)) 30-40 or 60-70
    Orange 70-80 or 120-130 ((>70 to <= 80 ) or (>=120 to <130)) 20-30 or 70-80
    Red <=70 or >=130 <=20 or >=80

  • Should you not have this code within your template xml it can be added following the <comp-stock-guideline-pattern> within the <comp-display> tag.The following is an example of how this appears within a Compensation form.

    compa ratio colors.png

  • These ranges and colours can be edited from within the template's xml.

    compa ratio color range.png

Note: if you are missing this within your xml and want to have this added, please add this after and before the tags shown below.

compensation comparatio benchmark.jpg

Disabling these colours

  • To disable both range penetration and compa-ratio colors add showColorBar="false" to the tag comp-ratio-display.
  • Upload the XML into the instance and relaunch the forms to see the changes.


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