I have a layer within my project that has been filtered to show the associated point with the associated Atlas feature:

Rule-based filter for atlas

But when in composer view and there are both point types within an Atlas preview these point types do not appear in the legend.

Atlas view with both point types but not in legend

They are also not present in the item properties for the legend.

PAO_SoBI_LB_RA should have two types of points

Do I need to be filtering the legend?

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Two suggestions:

  1. Check that the legend is associated with the main map and not your overview under Item Properties for the legend (see circled drop down list below)

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  1. Try to manually add the layer using the plus sign and turn filtering on and off to see if it turns up.

  2. If not, you may need to manually recreate another legend (I have had this problem with legend items not showing up in the filtered view because I have used a legend from a template).

  • It is associated with the main map. I have just added the layers manually, but the filtering button seems to have no effect and still not present in the legend.I am unclear about what is meant by 'manually recreate legend'. Would this involve coding or just delete this legend and start the process again? Feb 26, 2019 at 22:40
  • I mean to delete the legend and try again, yes.
    – she_weeds
    Feb 27, 2019 at 5:51
  • I did delete the legend and start again, but still encountered the same problem. Feb 28, 2019 at 17:50

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