Feature request #12972

run action on identify

Added by rhys stewart over 7 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:21050


instead of clicking on the action menu in the "identify results" pane, to run an action. Some actions can be run automagically, and the result dropped into the "identify Results" pane like a regular attribute.

My use case

I have a table of about 800K locations and a separate table from which i pull information on aforementioned locations. I can do a join in QGIS which is fast enough (could be faster, but its not bad). But then i can't filter the table after the join. I also don't need to see the table in its entirety so the join is overkill. I created an action to display the relevant data, but clicking action then get_info is becoming rather tiresome. I feel that having the option to run the action upon identifying the feature would be great.

Clearly the action can only return a string, or a set of keys and values that would be compatible with the standard "identify results" pane. Regular old actions that do more (opening a new window for example) would still operate as they do now.


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

#2 Updated by Regis Haubourg over 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented
  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Category set to Actions
  • Description updated (diff)

Right click does that now :). Actions can also be run with the native toolbar or hotlink plugin.

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