Feature request #8441

Add dropdown list (or autocomplete) of previous entries to new feature dialog

Added by Martin Jung almost 11 years ago. Updated almost 10 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:17210



i am digitizing and have to create a great number of new vector features. With each new feature i have to enter multiple new attribute values. The QGIS options allow the automatic reuse of previous feature values upon creation, but the values i use vary just slightly or repeat themself after an interval.

I think what might be really useful is a dropdown list of previous entries allowing the use to handily select a classification value. Or better some kind of auto-completion, which speeds up the creation of new features. Just a suggestion to make the new feature dialog (see screen) or user friendly ;)

screen.png (11.1 KB) Martin Jung, 2013-08-11 03:23 AM

Related issues

Related to QGIS Application - Feature request #7012: Editable unique value should use QCombobox with completer Closed 2013-01-20


#1 Updated by Nathan Woodrow almost 11 years ago

This is already possible but due to #7012 it doesn't work correctly when you don't have a prebuilt list.

#2 Updated by Nathan Woodrow almost 11 years ago

I am fixing #7012 soon so that will fix this also.

#3 Updated by Denis Rouzaud over 10 years ago

What about setting an auto completer for line edits with unique values from the layer (not from the previous entries)?

#4 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 10 years ago

We use the value map widget for this, but a simpler way would be good.

#5 Updated by Denis Rouzaud over 10 years ago

value map is for unique value, isn't it?

Here, it would just be a helper with already used values.
It could maybe be an option at the field edit type for line edits.

What do you think?

#6 Updated by Denis Rouzaud over 10 years ago

at the end, this would be equivalent to have unique values with editable checked.

So it's rather a problem of description.

Not sure it is worth to add an option in line edits...

#7 Updated by Denis Rouzaud over 10 years ago

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

Martin, would you be satisifed by using unique values with editable checked?

#8 Updated by Martin Jung over 10 years ago

Yes, if it is easily integrated into the "Create new feature" dialog. All i wanted to do is to digitalize per hand some buildings, streets and parks. All of which need their own unique identifier as new attribute ("House" or "City Park").

#9 Updated by Denis Rouzaud over 10 years ago

it is already integrated.
you should be able to use it right away.

#10 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 10 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

seems this can be closed as the request was fulfilled.

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