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Learning QGIS Second Edition by Anita Graser

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Editing attributes

There are three main use cases for attribute editing:

  • First, we might want to edit the attributes of one specific feature, for example, to fix a wrong name
  • Second, we might want to edit the attributes of a group of features
  • Third, we might want to change the attributes of all the features within a layer.

Editing attributes in the attribute table

All three use cases are covered by the functionality available through the attribute table. We can access it by going to Layer | Open Attribute Table, the Open Attribute Table button present in the Attributes toolbar, or in the layer name context menu.

To change the attribute values, we always have to enable editing first. Then, we can double-click on any cell in the attribute table to activate ...

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