Bug report #13930

Legend in Print Composer for layers with multiple styles

Added by Jamie Portman over 8 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Category:Map Composer/Printing
Affected QGIS version:2.12.0 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:21948


When you have a layer with multiple styles, the legend in the print composer doesn't treat the two styles independently.
Everything works fine, if you don't make any modifications, but as soon as you make any changes to the legend for one style, those over-rides are also applied to any other styles the layer may have.

For example, changing the wording/text, moving an item up or down in the list or removing a particular category all result in the same changes being made in the legend for the alternate styles.

For example, I have a single layer, categorised using a range of rule-based expressions.
I have two different styles for different plans that are showing different information.
In plan 1, I don't want the 3rd item in the list to show in the legend (I want it on the map, but it is not required on the legend).
If I delete the 3rd item in that layer from the legend, then change the style to print the legend for the 2nd plan, the 3rd item in it's legend has also been removed.

Modifications to legend properties should apply to an individual style.


#1 Updated by Saber Razmjooei over 8 years ago

  • Category set to Map Composer/Printing

#2 Updated by Saber Razmjooei over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Could you try in master and report back?

#3 Updated by Jamie Portman over 8 years ago

I have tested in the latest nightly build, and it IS still an issue.

Notably, another issue does appear to have been resolved - previously if a legend was filtered and the caption was edited, then it would change the wrong value.
This is now working correctly.

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Open

#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 7 years ago

  • Regression? set to No
  • Easy fix? set to No

#6 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to end of life
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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