Synchronized Colors across Multiple Charts

When the color palette for one chart in a story is changed, all the other charts that have the same color dimension or member will also be updated. This applies to charts that have a single dimension or measure for Color.

You can use one or more Dimensions or a single Measure for the color parameter in Bubble charts and Bar charts. For other charts, you can only use Dimensions.

Note
When you add a Measure to the Color parameter, any existing Dimensions or Measure will be replaced with the new Measure. You can have only one member in Color when that member is a Measure.
The following color synchronization options are available:
Synchronize colors across charts

After you change the color palette for one chart, you can update the color for the rest of the charts in the story.

  1. Select one of the charts.

  2. In the Designer, select (Builder).

  3. Find your Color dimension and then choose Start of the navigation path(More) Next navigation step  Color Synchronization Next navigation step Sync ColorsEnd of the navigation path.

Unsynchronize colors

When you synchronize charts with the same color dimension, all the charts in that story will use the same color palette.

If you want to use different color palettes for some charts, you can either change the color dimension or do the following:

  1. Select one of the charts.

  2. In the Designer, select (Builder).

  3. Find your Color dimension and then choose Start of the navigation path(More) Next navigation step  Color Synchronization Next navigation step Unsync ColorsEnd of the navigation path.

The charts are no longer synchronized. The color dimensions can be updated with different palettes.

Assign colors for individual values

You can choose a new color palette, or you can change the color for one – or more – members in the color dimension.

  1. Select the appropriate chart.

  2. In the Designer, select (Builder).

  3. Find your Color dimension and then choose Start of the navigation path(More) Next navigation step  Color Synch Next navigation step Assign ColorsEnd of the navigation path.

  4. Find the desired dimension member and choose a new color for it.

  5. When you have finished making changes, choose Apply.

The dimension member color will be changed for all the charts that use that dimension in the Color parameter.