Feature request #2606

target field shall be selected automatically

Added by timmie - about 14 years ago. Updated almost 7 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:12666


when editing attribute tables, I would prefer that a selected field will automatically be the target of the field calculator results.


#1 Updated by Paolo Cavallini almost 14 years ago

Unclear what is the best option. Other users may have different preferences.

#2 Updated by Alister Hood almost 13 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (nobody -)

a selected field

It sounds to me like they are asking for an option to set the default field for a particular layer.

I'm not sure that it would be particularly useful myself ;)

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 2.0.0

#5 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

#6 Updated by Médéric RIBREUX over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback
  • Operating System changed from Debian to All
  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No


for the moment, when you select a line in the attribute table and then open the Field Calculator, calculations are applied by default to the selected lines (checkbox "Only update selected features"). I think that we could use the same mechanism to make the Field Calculator defaults to Update Existing Field and select the selected field into the attribute table.

One problem is that once you have selected a field in the attribute table, you cannot have no field selection (even in clicking outside of the window).

Should we try to implement what I've described above or should we just say that this feature request don't find a consensus for users (and we should close it) ?

#7 Updated by Médéric RIBREUX over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Open

#8 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

Also available in: Atom PDF