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Dynamic Color Assignments after Filtering


Published: 01 Apr 2015
Last Modified Date: 06 Feb 2020

Issue

When filtering down large data sets with items that have been assigned the same color, duplicate colors persist.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Try the following workarounds:

Option 1 

Create a larger custom color palette consisting of more different shades to avoid repeat colors.

Option 2

Use a sequential (gradient) color palette.

Option 3:

Use rank calculations.

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Cause

The ability to dynamically assign colors after filtering is currently not built into the product.
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