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Conditional formatting for bar charts

Hi Team,

I would like to know if we could assign the color for the value of bar charts based on a condition.

Can I have a conditional coloring for a bar where if the value is less that zero, it has to be in red color otherwise it will be green. As of now we are just assigning a column value with a color.

Please let me know if this is possible to be achieved or if you may want any other information.

Thanks & Regards,
Hi Manoj,

at the moment it is not possible to have Conditional Formatting applied to Bar Charts, i.e. the colour of a bar cannot be changed at run-time according to what value it is representing. So I have raised an enhancement request for this, the support task ID is 154911.

Is this still accurate that bar charts can not include conditional formatting? This seems to be a feature that you had way back in 2012

Hi Scott,

no it is not accurate, and the GUI has changed since then, here are screenshots from the latest version:

1) create a conditional formatting alert

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2) Enable the conditional formatting display in the Series Selection panel

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3) Select the display options required for the alert

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Hi Dave,

Any ideas on how to highlight the MAX value in a bar chart?

I tried a basic conditional format using Percentage of Max = 100%. The cell in the table is highlighted but the condition is not applied to the chart.

I also tried the advanced conditional formatting. I set the condition based on a Rank Ascending column I created and set the condition =1. Yet again cell in table is highlighted but not the bar column.

It only works when I use a basic condition and set the value a fixed number as in the examples shown in the previous posts. e.g Cell Value greater than 100,000. But then the values in the chart will change based on filters applied.


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