Horizontal Bar Chart Ignores Custom Color With Date Formatter

Dor David Makmal shared this problem 3 years ago
Defect Fixed

Hi! It's been a while since I reported a bug :)

I noticed an issue with the Horizontal Bar Chart on 9.4 build 20201204

I used 2019 and 2020 as the chart colors. (created a chart to compare between the years)

The date field, has the dates 01-01-2019 and 01-01-2020, and behind the scenes we use a Date Formatter for the field, which takes the Year out of the date, so it looks like 2019-2020 on the chart.

But when I'm changing colors, by populate series and then using a custom color - it ignores the changes. I figured it might be a tagging problem - and it is.

when I changed to Raw Formatter and went back to the chart builder - I repopulated with 01-01-2019 and 01-01-2020, and changed colors.

It worked.

Replies (4)


Hi Dor,

Thanks for contacting Yellowfin and submitting this bug!

Would you mind showing me how you've set up your chart and the colour changes you made with a couple of screenshots?

Specifically the format you've chosen for the field, the chart view and the colour settings. Hopefully then I can replicate on my end, as I've just had a bit of an experiment with date format fields and colour and am not encountering the same issue.

Kind regards,



Hi sure!

You suppose to have a field which has the first of january for each year

so for example -





and you need to set to format to Date Part Formatter, and Year

So eventually the field would have - in the report builder - data seciton -






then - create a horizontal bar


under Series - Populate Series

so you'd get the years from your data

and change colors to each series.

meaning - move from Default to Solid or Gradient, Custom Color....

it seems the Date Part Formatter is kind-of a front-end solution, but the chart Series settings talks with the data behind it


Hi Dor,

Thanks for explaining! Yes, I can see that looks like a bug to me. I've written up a report and the dev team will hopefully get it fixed soon!

Kind regards,



Hi Dor,

A fix was implemented for this in 9.6! Please visit our downloads portal to download an installer for your Yellowfin server. I'll mark this ticket as Defect Fixed.

Kind regards,


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