Bug report #14146
"Merge Attributes" tool doesn't change values when they are typed
|Affected QGIS version:||2.12.2||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||22148|
Add features to a layer (I'm using a PostGIS layer. Didn't try with shapes)
Select them and try to merge their attributes with an already existing feature.
If you select the value to use in the drop-down list, it's applied but it doesn't work if you type the value in the "Merge" row.
Doesn't work in 2.12.3
Make entering manual values in merge attributes dialog more user
friendly (fix #14146)
Previously, if a value was manually entered it would be ignored if
the user forgot to change the combo box from the "skip" value
to some other value (even though that value would not be used).
Now, there's a new "manual" value in the combo box, and manually
entering a value will switch the combo automatically to the
#2 Updated by Harrissou Santanna about 4 years ago
Indeed, you are right I haven't changed it. But in the case the new value I want to set is not yet in the features attributes, how can I set it? The workaround is to change the combobox value from the "skip" value to any other value and then type the desired value. a bit complicated, no?
Could we imagine that as soon as the user begins typing a value in a "Merge" cell, the "skip" value of this field becomes something else ? (to avoid skip while user has set a value)