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Is it possible to show 2 or more labels for 1 layer? For example - 1 label will show the name of a school and the 2nd label will show the number of students? They should be completly different labels. Editing one label (it's buffer, font, background etc.) will not effect the other lables.


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marked as duplicate by underdark Jan 21 '14 at 18:36

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

I don't really agree with you @underdark as the question is: ...1 label will show the name of a school and the 2nd label with show the number of students... I asked myself the same question wich is not: how to get a multiple-lines label (by means of concatenation)? So here is my question: is it possible to display 2 separated labels for one point from one sible layer? Thanks! – wiltomap Mar 9 '15 at 15:34
Feel free to open a new thread which explains exactly how your use case differs from what is described in the linked question. It shows how to create a label from multiple fields which can be adapted to show name and number of students. – underdark Mar 9 '15 at 17:48

here is a link for multi line labels. The syntax is like:

Field1 || '\n' || Field2

with \n for new line

Make sure you use a backslash '\' instead of a forward slash '/'.

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In the menu layer labelling you can press on the "E"-symbol and then create a combination of different labels.

Showing school and number of student should look something like this:

    "Name of School" || ', ' || "Number of students"
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