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I am new to Quantum and I am digitizing polygon layers using the editing features. I would like to apply simple queries ('date > 2012/08/01'), however while the query is active I cannot edit the layer. Is this possible?

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No, it's not possible to enable editing on filtered layers.

You can try using a rule-based renderer instead of a filter. Set the rule so that only your features of interest are displayed. Then enable editing.

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Thank you for help, it did exactly what I needed it to. Rule-based rendering is a pretty useful feature. –  Brandon G Aug 30 '12 at 17:20
    
Glad I could help. Please accept the answer by clicking the tick mark under the vote counter to the left if your question is answered. –  underdark Aug 30 '12 at 17:55
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