Feature request #8441

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

Added by Martin Jung over 9 years ago. Updated over 8 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 over 9 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 over 9 years ago

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

#3 Updated by Denis Rouzaud about 9 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 about 9 years ago

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

#5 Updated by Denis Rouzaud about 9 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 about 9 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 about 9 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 about 9 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 about 9 years ago

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

#10 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 8 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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