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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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 2.


If I understood you right this tutorial should answer your question:

From the same author there is also a follow-up:


Alternatively to categorized styling, if you want to play a bit with colour you can try to code it by yourself:

    WHEN Field = 'Value1' THEN color_rgb(0, 176, 80) 
    WHEN Field = 'Value2' THEN color_rgb(255, 255, 0)
    WHEN Field = 'Value3' THEN color_rgb(255, 192, 0)
    WHEN Field = 'Value4' THEN color_rgb(255, 0, 0)
    WHEN Field = 'Value5' THEN color_rgb(192, 0, 0) 
    WHEN Field = 'Value6' THEN color_rgb(255, 0, 255)
    color_rgb(0, 0, 0)    

You can also apply rand function inside color_rgb


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