Having Problem changing the colors

I’m new to KNIME and still figuring some features out.
I’m trying to change colors form the Bar Chart. So far I tried the Extract Table Spec Node and Color Manager but somehow it is not working.
I would like that the Bar charts shows different colors from the values from Column “Market”. For Example Europe> Green, LATAM: Blue,…etc.

Thanks in advance!
Best Regards


I think this example is for you : Bar Chart Examples – KNIME Community Hub

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Hi @Fabien_Couprie ,

thanks for the help! I’m still having trouble defining the color. Since the different bars come form the same Column. How do I define the colors between the rows?

thanks in advance!

Best Regards

To be maybe a litte more clear about where I’m struggling.

here is my workflow

color manager Node:

Inner Join:

The result I got:

I can’t find out what I missed that the colors aren’t rightly applied… :cry:
Thanks in advance!

Best Regards

Hello @ppeng ,

indeed it is a bit tricky to configure the Bar Chart as you envision. Generally, the node uses color to distinguish the different parts in a stacked bar chart. In consequence, you can shape your data as if it had multiple series to use color in alignment with the categories on the horizontal axis. See the attached workflow for how to achieve this using the Pivoting node.
colored_bar_chart.knwf (16.5 KB)

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Hello @nan,

thank you so much! I tried it out and it works. I still have a little problem with the Bar charts. I used a Sorter node before applying the colors. But for some reason thee chart isn’t showing in descending. Why is that?
(sorry for some reason I can’t upload the workflow sucessfully :cry:)

Much thanks!
Best Regards

There might be two settings causing this.

  1. In the Pivoting node, is Retain row order checked?
  2. In Bar Chart, is Sort bars alphabetically unchecked?

Hi @nan,

thanks for the help!
1.The Retain row order in the pivoting node was unchecked, but I changed it.
2. the box was unchecked.
Unfortunately, the chart didn’t change. It is still unsorted.

Best Regards

Hi ppeng,

that is interesting. It looks like the bars are sorted alphabetically by their label. The best practice in this case would be to start from the Sorter node and check each nodes’ output tables in order to identify which node changes the sorting. Then inspect the settings of that node.

Best regards,

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