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I want to give multiple colors to different features within a shapefile based on attribute values , is this possible in QGIS ?

If yes what is the procedure ?

Is there a way to provide color by means of hexadecimal codes ?

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QGIS project offers a very good manual: qgis.org/en/documentation/manuals.html. I suggest reading it. –  underdark Feb 16 '12 at 9:09

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You can change the styles of the shape file in the layer properties. Double click the layer and select style.
Select Categorized style and choose a field you want to visualize. Remember to classify your values before leaving the dialog.Style dialog in QGIS.

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if I understood you right this great tutorial should answer your question: http://woostuff.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/one-of-my-favorite-features-of-qgis/

p.s. from the same author there is alos a follow-up: http://woostuff.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/improvements-to-the-qgis-rule-based-rendering/

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yes actually your answer is more pertinent to my question but i accepted the other as answer was for a more general case –  GeoH2O Feb 16 '12 at 17:22

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