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jschlereth Member
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Report colors changing when published

So I've noticed that on several occasions when I publish a report to a group, the colors within a visualization will change to something other than what I set them to be. I've specifically noticed these on line and bar charts. 


I try not to change any colors in a visualization from what is set automatically by Power BI. But there have been times where I need to make a change to the automatted selected colors (still keeping within the spectrum of colors available in the default Power BI listing). When I publish the report, the colors that were modified will sometimes change. I have to edit the published report by hand to change some of the colors back to what they were in the desktop file. 

 

Any suggestions on a fix, would be great. It seems like there's a bug that doesn't allow colors to stay "locked in" when reports are published.

 

I'm curious to know if others have encountered this.

 

Thanks,

Jonathan 

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Re: Report colors changing when published

I've encountered that issue every now and then. Not a big issue though.

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rhouse Regular Visitor
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Re: Report colors changing when published

I experienced this for the first time today. I went back into the desktop version and re-selected all of the data colors in one of the charts. Then I republished and the colors appeared correctly in the chart where I reselected the colors and incorrectly in the other chart. Then I did the same for the other chart and republished again and all the colors appeared correctly. This does appear to be a bug. Fortunately I did not have a lot of colors and charts to reselect so this workaround appears to have worked for me pretty easily. 

cksiz Regular Visitor
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Re: Report colors changing when published

I have experienced this as well.

One a few reports, it happens consistently.

On others, it never happens and the colors match PBI Desktop.

xaitike Frequent Visitor
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Re: Report colors changing when published

I experienced this, as well. My forum post about is here. Forum user @StewartR noted that it seems to happen for charts that don't have an axis. StewartR also provided a workaround if you are unable to modify the charts (I noticed that for some of my charts, I couldn't change the wrong color once it was published to the Power BI service). 

 

Workaround: Add some data to your chart's Axis. Set the color, then remove the data from the Axis field. 

juho Occasional Visitor
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Re: Report colors changing when published

I have had this same issue, at least with pie and line charts.
This is frustrating especially with a line chart where I have a number of lines and made an effort to differientate the colors. After publishing, some line colors change to different ones compared to the colors they were defined on the desktop version.

 

Here's some details how the colors have changed:

 

My collegue complained that some colors are too close to each other. The dashboard showed wrong colors with firefox, chrome and ie browsers.


On my computer the colors were fine for a while with firefox and ie. After using the published dashboard the colors changed.

I'd like to see this bug fixed.

 

BR,

juho

nickyvv Visitor
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Re: Report colors changing when published

I'm also experiencing this bug in a pie chart. I have legend of 10 colors and I want 2 colors to be the same, but in the PBI service it changes the wrong ones.

Re-applying all the colors to the items seems to have fixed the issue, but I don't know for how long..

Can anybody reproduce this?

Re: Report colors changing when published

I have this issue and it is causing serious problems as we have standard color coding we use for given categories.... now they are changing at random.

xaitike Frequent Visitor
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Re: Report colors changing when published

Hi Onewithquestion, 

 

Have you tried the workaround above? Workaround: Add some data to your chart's Axis. Set the color, then remove the data from the Axis field. 

 

This might be able to help while Microsoft works to fix the issue.

Re: Report colors changing when published

Yeah, it did not seem to work sadly....

 

EDIT: I should have clarified, this is happening with pie charts and Treemaps as well.