Bug report #16681

Categorized symbol levels show wrong on map

Added by Sini Pöytäniemi over 4 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.14.14 Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:24580


I have tried to create rule-based symbols for a point vector data layer with two levels: e.g. larger colored circle + small black circle on top of it. In the symbol list in the Layer Properties window, as well as in the Layers Panel the symbol will show as it should: black circle surrounded by a fat colored circle. However, on the map it shows only the colored circle.

When testing, it appears, that the red circle is now actually overlaying the black circle. This becomes clear, if using e.g. a large cross instead of a small black circle (see attachment).

Creating the same symbol with symbol layers in the basic single symbol or categorized mode, it works just fine.

rule-based-symbol-levels.PNG (19.7 KB) Sini Pöytäniemi, 2017-06-07 03:45 PM


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 4 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Sini Pöytäniemi)

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 3 years ago

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

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