I want to modify the color ramp of my layer in pyQGIS like I would do it in the layer properties :

color ramp in QGIS style

I identified QgsGraduatedSymbolRenderer().updateColorRamp(ramp=color_ramp) as the function to update it, but I can't link it to my maplayer. How can I access the renderer of a layer ?

  • Assuming you have a reference to a layer such as lyr, you can call the renderer with: r = lyr.renderer()
    – Matt
    Oct 25, 2022 at 15:08
  • and then I can apply the updateColorRamp on it ? Because QgsFeatureRenderer doesn't seem to have such function
    – dmjf08
    Oct 25, 2022 at 15:36
  • Take a look at this answer. Hopefully, it will point you in the right direction.
    – Matt
    Oct 25, 2022 at 15:54

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Thanks to Matt, I got the working code :

renderer = mylayer.renderer()
if isinstance(renderer, QgsGraduatedSymbolRenderer):
    if color_ramp is None:
        default_style = QgsStyle().defaultStyle()
        color_ramp = default_style.colorRamp('Spectral')  # Spectral color ramp

    if myfield is not None:

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