Feature request #13168

Create Layer (QLR) from selected features

Added by Sylvain M. about 8 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

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Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:21231


QGIS Layer Definitions files (QLR) are very useful.
Sometimes, we have to create layer from selected features (attribute ou spatial query, or even manually select).
But there is no way to create a layer based on this selection.
In ArcGis, this function is called "Create layer from selected features", and is accessible by right clic on the source layer.
This would be very useful : thank you in advance for developers who can implement this function !

Sylvain M.


#1 Updated by Sylvain M. about 8 years ago

Forgot to say :
A similar function exists with the tool "Edit > Paste Features As > 'New Vector Layer' or 'New Memory Layer'".
However, this will duplicate data. QLR files have the advantage to continue working with source data.

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 6 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

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