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UlrickT Frequent Visitor
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Report Theme Colors

I know that its possible to make a list of DataColors in a JSON file. But what is the logic behind them? In which order are these used when applying the Theme to e.g. a PIE chart? 

 

It seems to be rather random, and if so then the "only" thing the Theme does is to list the "defined" colors in the color-picker so you dont have to search for them all the time. But it isnt so that it is applied in a specific order throughout the report.

 

Anyone know the logic?

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Community Support Team
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Re: Report Theme Colors

Hi @UlrickT,

 

Yes, the colors show up as you list them in the JSON. Power BI extends the colors from lighter to it. After all, the colors listed in the JSON aren't enough. 

{
    "name": "St Patricks Day",
    "dataColors": ["#568410", "#3A6108", "#70A322", "#915203", "#D79A12", "#bb7711", "#114400", "#aacc66"],
    "background":"#FFFFFF",
    "foreground": "#3A6108",
    "tableAccent": "#568410"
}

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Best Regards!

Dale

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Re: Report Theme Colors

Hey,

 

currently there is just this piece of documentation

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-desktop-report-themes/

 

,but it dooes not describe the intricate working how the data colors are assigned to edges of a pie.

 

But maybe it reveals some insight

 

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Community Support Team
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Re: Report Theme Colors

Hi @UlrickT,

 

According to my test, Power BI uses the color along the horizontal of the color-picker, which could avoid two similar colors getting together.

 

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Best Regards!

Dale

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UlrickT Frequent Visitor
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Re: Report Theme Colors

In which order do they show up? Is that in the order you listed the HEX in the JSON?

Community Support Team
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Re: Report Theme Colors

Hi @UlrickT,

 

Yes, the colors show up as you list them in the JSON. Power BI extends the colors from lighter to it. After all, the colors listed in the JSON aren't enough. 

{
    "name": "St Patricks Day",
    "dataColors": ["#568410", "#3A6108", "#70A322", "#915203", "#D79A12", "#bb7711", "#114400", "#aacc66"],
    "background":"#FFFFFF",
    "foreground": "#3A6108",
    "tableAccent": "#568410"
}

Report Theme Colors2.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Regards!

Dale

Community Support Team _ Dale
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
kulchandra Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Report Theme Colors

Hi @v-jiascu-msft

@TomMartens

 

Coudl you please look into my question and reply if there is any work around. 

 

Here is the link for my post: 

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Pie-chart-color-control-for-dynamic-values-direct-query/m-p...

 

 

Thanks in advance