Drawing Order

These IronPython scripts below show how to modify any of the Scatter Plot visualization settings found on the Drawing Order tab of the Scatter Plot Properties dialog box in the Spotfire user interface.

In each of the scripts below, it is assumed that the MyVis variable references the targeted visualization. See here for more information about referencing visualizations.

Change Scatter Plot Drawing Order Tab Options:

  1. Change the drawing order custom expression
  2. Reverse drawing order of markers
from Spotfire.Dxp.Application.Visuals import *

myVis = myVis.As[Visualization]()

# 1. Change the drawing order custom expression
myVis.DrawingOrderAxis.Expression = "Sum([Column 1])"

# 2. Reverse drawing order of markers
myVis.DrawingOrderAxis.Reversed = True 

If you aren't sure how to write a specific custom expression correctly from scratch, start by building the expression interactively using the Spotfire user interface. Once your custom expression is working correctly, right-click on the custom expression input box selector(s) and choose Custom Expression. You can then copy the expression shown into your IronPython script.


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