enter image description hereI have a a diagram and have put it as the last layer in my project file, however it overlaps with my top layer.

Is there any way to make the diagrams underneath the other layers?

I can add a picture if my explanation lacked.

Edit- I am trying to get the black features, stars/circls/triangles above the population bubbles

  • Please add a picture
    – Victor
    Nov 28, 2016 at 14:13
  • Did you try ordering the layers through the Layer Order Panel?
    – Joseph
    Nov 28, 2016 at 14:32
  • Just tried the layer order pane, to no avail. Nov 28, 2016 at 22:44

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According to http://docs.qgis.org/2.14/en/docs/user_manual/working_with_vector/vector_properties.html?highlight=diagrams:

The placement of the diagrams can interact with the labeling, so you can detect and solve position conflicts between diagrams and labels by setting the Priority slider or the z-index value.

which indicates that diagrams are rendered with labels, and thus always over symbols. It would therefore not be possible to do what you want. Your best solution would be to play with the placement of your diagrams and symbols (data defined might help).

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    Thankyou, no one else in the office was aware of a way either. At least we are aware now Nov 29, 2016 at 23:50

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