Bug report #12174

$rownum returns 0 in labeling engine

Added by Spencer Gardner over 8 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:invalid
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:20365


Using the variable $rownum returns a value of 0 for all rows when used for labeling purposes.

Steps to replicate:
Set labeling on layer to the expression $rownum

What happens:
All labels are 0

What should happen:
Each label corresponds to the feature's row number

Tested in latest nightly from Osgeo4W. Problem also occurs in 2.6.1.


#1 Updated by Martin Dobias over 8 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

$rownum is only valid in the context of field calculator - in all other occurrences it will be zero. You can use $id to access feature's ID (but ID does not need to be going from 0 by steps of 1).

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