Bug report #14146

"Merge Attributes" tool doesn't change values when they are typed

Added by Harrissou Santanna over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Severe/Regression
Assignee:Nyall Dawson
Category:Digitising
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

Description

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

Associated revisions

Revision 3f94adc8
Added by Nyall Dawson over 1 year ago

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
"manual" option.

History

#1 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Are you sure that you've changed the combo box at the top of the table from the default "skip" value?

#2 Updated by Harrissou Santanna over 1 year 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)

#3 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 1 year ago

  • Assignee set to Nyall Dawson

#4 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Open

Agreed. I'll see what I can do.

#5 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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