Bug report #13848

Refreshing a vector layer does not change feature count

Added by Mehmet Selim BILGIN over 8 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.12.0 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:21872


In QGIS 2.12, normally when clicking Show feature count button on the right click menu of a vector layer, calculates layer's feature count shows the number near the feature layer name in Layers Panel. If a layer that comes from a database it calculates correctly at first time but in case of deleting or adding some rows from another applications, feature count doesnt change when clicking again Show feature count button. It is strange that the changes (new features)are shown in QGIS canvas but not affects feature count.

Related issues

Related to QGIS Application - Bug report #13911: Zoom to layer fails using views Closed 2015-11-30


#1 Updated by Sebastian Dietrich over 8 years ago

Confirmed in master (dc73fb2a09c6516b7a2149c49f6b62cd11ff83f9), using PostgreSQL.

I found that adding features worked, if they were shown on the canvas. Apparently QGIS notices that a feature it received for drawing is new and adds it to its internal count.

Deleting features however does not reduce the feature count shown. The following does not help:
  • zooming and panning
  • disable and re-enable the show feature count option
  • using the Refresh function in the Map Navigation Toolbar

What did help in my case was using the Filter... dialog and simply confirming the already present SQL filter.

See also #13911, which is basically the same but for the layer extent.

#2 Updated by Saber Razmjooei almost 8 years ago

  • Category set to Vectors

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No
  • Regression? set to No

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to end of life
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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