Bug report #20533

Display name in layer properties is not automatically filled

Added by Harrissou Santanna over 5 years ago.

Category:Attribute table
Affected QGIS version:3.4.1 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:28353


Create a temporary layer.
Add fields to the layer using the attribute table. Yesterday I was convinced the issue resides in the firt field being of string type but further tests before I report show that integer can also raise it.
Add features with their attributes.
In the locator bar, do a search with "af ".
Instead of features the layer would return a cryptic [Please define preview text] (no clue on the meaning nor how to fix).
The same text is shown in layer properties --> Display tab until you pick a field. Next search in locator won't show that text anymore.

PS: looks like creating the field in the layer properties does fill the display name field, thus no message in search.

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