Feature request #12890

Add symbol for filtered layer in Layer list

Added by Bernd Vogelgesang over 2 years ago. Updated 7 months ago.

Status:Open
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Map Legend
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No

Description

When using a Filter/Feature subset/Query on a layer, the user or other users reusing the same project can't see immediately, that the layer is filtered and does not provide the whole data set. This can lead to a lot of confusion, when suddenly some data is "gone".
Especially with ESRI-Shape files, which become uneditable when filtered, users may think that something is broken cause the layer does not behave as expected.
Of course one can see the filtered state when hovering over the layer name, but especially for novices the statements might not be interpretable.

So it would be nice to add e.g a funnel symbol behind the layer name to indicate that it is filtered.
The same symbol might be added to the context menu before "Filter...", so users easily learn what the symbol means.

Cheers
Bernd

funnel_context.png (76.2 KB) Bernd Vogelgesang, 06/05/2015 05:54 AM

funnel_layerlist.png (18 KB) Bernd Vogelgesang, 06/05/2015 05:54 AM


Related issues

Duplicated by QGIS Application - Feature request #16367: Indicate filters in layer list Closed 03/20/2017

History

#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 2 years ago

  • Target version set to Future Release - Nice to have
  • Category changed from GUI to Map Legend

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi 7 months ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

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