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How to show or hide labels in Tibco Spotfire using IronPython

IronPython scripts are always the favorite topic, therefore I would like to show one script, which is quite handy, especially when you try to create a clean dashboard, but still want to keep the possibility to show a lot of information. You can do a lot of things to accomplish that. What I like is to show or hide labels on certain charts.

And how to do that? You can follow my video. If you know how to add a button and where to add IronPython script, use the following snippet:

from Spotfire.Dxp.Application.Visuals import VisualTypeIdentifiers,LineChart,BarChart, LabelVisibility


#loop visuals in active page

for vis in Document.ActivePageReference.Visuals:


#only line charts




#check which option is selected and choose the other one

vis.LabelVisibility = LabelVisibility.Marked




vis.LabelVisibility = LabelVisibility.All


My code is written for my special use case. I work only with the active page and with line charts. You can change it quite easily to any other chart (which can have labels). I toggle between showing all labels and showing labels when a user marks data. It is also possible to change it to LabelVisibility.None in order to not show any labels even when a user marks something.

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Author: Filip Prochazka

Spotfire Version: 10.10

Created: 3/12/2021

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