For many of my datasets I have the same imported data duplicated numerous times, each iteration displaying the data values for a different column (in my case it's fish catch weight per gridded cell per year, so lots of iterations of the same grid, with a different pattern of values per year).
For presentation purposes, it strikes me as helpful to use the same scale for each year, so I go to the original data and divide the maximum value into (arbitrarily) 10 classes and manually input the values and labels after setting the desired colour ramp and input data field:
This is extremely tedious, not just the manual excel calculation part, but also the input interface for the values & labels*, hence my intention to make use of the 'save style' option. HOWEVER: when I save the style as QML and load it for the next layer, it saves everything - including the data field (in my case, year). When I change this field, QGis automatically generates the values & labels based on the data for that field, ditching all of the values & labels I set.
Is there any way to avoid this happening & thereby duplicate class number, values and labels for each field by simply loading a style?
(somewhat meta) Am I going around this the wrong way, OR, is there a different face I could use to climb this mountain?