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Conditional Formatting

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  • Applying Multiple Rules
  • Use Case
  • Add a Rule
  • Reorder, Edit, or Delete a Rule

Atlas Charts provides conditional formatting options which modify the styling of individual chart values based on conditions you define. Conditional formatting is available for Table and Number charts.

To view your existing rules or to add, edit, or delete a rule, expand the Conditional Formatting section of the Customize tab.

Image displaying the conditional formatting pane, under the Customize tab on a Table Text chart.
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Multiple conditional formatting rules can affect the styling of the same value.

Conditional formatting rules take precedence in the order you put them in. Rule 1 overwrites rule 2 in cases where both rules affect the same styling of a value.


The following conditional formatting rules both apply to a value:

  1. White text

  2. Black text, green background

The value's text is white because rule 1 takes precedence. The background is green because both rules apply.

Conditional formatting can help clarify the insights that your chart provides. The following example uses conditional formatting to highlight slight shifts in critical reception and runtime in movies of the 2000s.

Example of a table with conditional formatting applied.
Movie statistics are displayed by year and colored with a gradient that highlights shifting trends.
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To add a conditional formatting rule:


Single Color sets styling options for values in a field that match specific conditions.

Color Scale applies a color gradient to the entire range of values in a field, with the minimum value colored by one end of the gradient and the maximum value colored by the opposite end of the gradient.


To configure a condition for Single Color format rules:

  1. From the Applies to dropdown menu, select a field or an aspect of your chart to which you want to apply a condition.

  2. From the Operator dropdown menu, select a condition. Depending on the type of field you selected, you can choose from numeric, string or date operators.

  3. From the Input dropdown menu, specify a value to which to compare field values using the operator you selected.


For more information on condition configuration options, see Conditions Reference.

You can add any number of conditions to a rule. To add another condition, click Another. A value must match all conditions for the rule to apply.

To configure a Color Scale format rule, select a field to which you want to apply a color gradient from the Applies to dropdown menu. The color gradient applies to values in that field.


To customize the styling for Single Color format rules, use the editor under Styling. You can apply basic text styling and change the color of value backgrounds and text.

On a table chart, to apply that formatting to an entire row, select Format entire row.

For Color Scale format rules, click the color gradient under Styling to select a predefined color range. Click the arrow icon to the right of the color gradient to invert the gradient.


To create another rule, click Save and add another instead.

To reorder, edit, or delete conditional formatting rules:


To reorder a rule, drag it to your desired rank. Conditional formatting rules take precedence in the order that you put them in. Atlas Charts saves the order of your rules automatically.

To edit a rule, click the icon on that rule. When you are finished editing, click Save. To abandon your changes, click Cancel.

To delete a rule, click the icon on that rule. Atlas Charts deletes the rule immediately.

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