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How is it possible to search feature on Qgis? I have lots of points with Id. Is is possible to search points using ID?


I'm looking for a solution that centers the map to that point.

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Find by attributes seems nice for what I want to do. I have tried Quick finder but no luck some error keep coming and I have submited that to the developer. Is Find by attribute available in QGIS 2.4 if yes what repository I can find it in? Regards Surag – user34911 Jul 23 '14 at 1:29

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"Find by attributes" plugin has an "auto zoom" to the features that were found. It can reduce the number of necessary clicks.

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You have a search option in the attribute table , where you can search the features on the basis of their attribute fields.

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how to search on map – kinkajou Apr 9 '12 at 6:19
when you search for a feature in the attribute table you will have a highlight selected feature button , which will display the selected feature on the map. – Senthil Apr 9 '12 at 6:58

MMQGIS has some nice searching tools:

It's available as a plugin, and when installed, there's a white button available that does simple, fast searching on an attribute field. That works really well for searching for a value in a dataset you have.

It can also search using the Google Places API or Open Street Map, so you can search for anything at all.

I reckon MMQGIS is the one for you.

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the query-builder should do the desired action (when I understand your question right). right click on the point-layer in the left paneland select query and enter your query e.g. id >100

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it doesn't move map to that point center map to that point – kinkajou Apr 9 '12 at 6:23

I have the same problem too. In newer versions of QGIS haven't found any extension to do that. "find by attribute" was great. I have made a arcview 3.x extension to perform that job, you can download it here if you like: download. I'll try to make it for QGIS but python is quite harder for me. Anyhow, I think my tool could help you if you have Arcview 3.x.

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You will have an option in the attribute table named zoom map to the selected rows(ctrl+j). That 'll do. This is a late reply, But others might get some help with this.

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