Bug report #15915

Edit widget: Value Map do not keep the order in which values are entered

Added by Harrissou Santanna over 7 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Category:Edit widget
Affected QGIS version:2.18.0 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:duplicate
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:23832


Layer Properties --> Fields --> Edit Widget
Select value map and enter values and descriptions to use
When back to the feature form, the "value mapped field" combobox is sorted alphabetically based on the description field. This can lead to errors if the user, confident on the order in which he enters the mapped values, do not pay attention to what QGIS shows him in the combobox.
If you reopen the Edit widget dialog, values are also sorted according to description column.
This should not be.

When someone enters a list of mapped values, he expects to have them in the same order. The order of description most of the time has nothing to do with alphabets.

Proposal: either allow sorting based on any of the two colums (click on the header as in attribute table) or disable the current automatic and blind sorting and use order of entries


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 7 years ago

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

#2 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 6 years ago

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Description updated (diff)

Duplicate of #15057

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