Feature request #17015

Disabling FieldCalcBar

Added by Mart Reinola over 6 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Category:Field calculator
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:24914


Add functionality to disable/hide the FieldCalcBar, that appears in vector layer attribute table, when the layer is in editing mode.


#1 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Why? What's the use case here?

#2 Updated by Mart Reinola over 6 years ago

The reason is pretty simple. When in editing mode, the FieldCalcBar is the most prominent part of the attribute table, where user can type in, and next to it is a handy button. People who are not so familiar with QGIS can think its the search dialog. They can choose a field, type in a search phrase and hit a button. Pretty much all you expect from a search dialog, i wish all search dialogs were that simple and easy to use.
Except it doesnt search anything and messes up your data. Its not a theoretical threat, i've seen it happen a few times.

#3 Updated by Mart Reinola over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Open

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