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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 12, 2017

Select color coding

Need the ability to set colors for specific data items consistently from tile to tile.
  • Guest
    Jul 20, 2021

    This is already 4 ears old and seems pretty fundamental. This is holding back CA adoption.
    The ability to assign colours to specific dimension members is critical. And this should apply across multiple viz tiles.
    (eg OK = Green , poor = yellow, bad = red ; or Brand X = blue, Brand Y = red)
    Is there any other method for doing this?

  • Guest
    Mar 26, 2021

    Please implement this. I have questions where the response is on a Likert scale from "Highly Satisfied" to "Highly Disatisfied" or "Strongly Agree" to "Strongly Disagree" or "Very Easy" to "Very Difficult". It would be nice to be able to use red / green or red / yellow / green swatches that people naturally associate with good and bad.

    Yes I am aware of color blindness and cultural differences associated with color meaning. Still I would like the option to assign these colors to the data especially when I know who the audience is and it is not goint out for worldwide consumption. Even if you had some predefined red/green type color swatches that would be good.

    I have tried creating a custom color swatch set with these colors, but there is no way to assign the swatches to the response values. The only way I have been able to do it in the past is to add and remove the custom color swatches until randomly the colors are assigned to the variable in the order that I want.