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2782418 - Is it possible to define the colors in ORD charts and legends - Online Report Designer


Is it possible to define specific colors in ORD charts and legends?

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create an ORD/Canvas report
  2. Add a chart component
  3. Create the query and set a runtime filter
  4. Run the report and do not select any filter in the runtime filter popup
  5. Check the colors of the graphs and legends
    preview one.png
  6. Now run the report again and select some filters
    runtime filter.png

  7. Check that the colors have changed for somes values e.g. Wagner and Hase
    preview two.png


The color of the graphs and legends is based on the defined Palette of the component. However, the colors are randomly set while running the report and we cannot define specific colors based on the report values e.g. Department, Manager Name, etc.


This is an expected behavior at the moment.

We would recommend that you submit an idea or enhancement request in our community KBA 2090228 - How to submit enhancement requests for SAP SuccessFactors products

See Also

2421769 - How to change the order of values in ORD chart

2499244 - Understanding Chart Types in Online Report Designer Tool

2688401 - Show Labels Options for ORD Chart


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