Is there any way to show the attribute table of a layer in a QTextBrowser or a QTableView on form?

I did this but, (shows attribute table in a separate dialog) I have no idea, how to show it in my form.


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QGIS 2.2 has a table model that you can use for a QTableView. Use it like this:

cache = QgsVectorLayerCache(layer, 10000)
model = QgsAttributeTableModel(cache)
table = QTableView()
  • Thank You for the answer. I tried this but it shows nothing. I'm very new to qgis and python,so I don't know what should I do to show the attribute table in my QTableView. Please help me to do it.
    – Dil
    Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 6:15
  • QGIS 2.16 crashes when trying to apply this to a plugin tableview. But it only crashes when I try to use .show()
    – Barbarossa
    Commented Aug 25, 2016 at 20:33

I am using a button to get current layers from canvas in my qgis2leaf plugin like this:

canvas = qgis.utils.iface.mapCanvas()
        allLayers = canvas.layers()
        for i in allLayers:
            if i.type() == 2:
                print(i.name() + " skipped as it is not a vector layer nor a raster layer")  
            if i.type() < 2: 

what you can do: do another loop over the layer and get all attributes. with

attributes = i.getFeatures()

and print them in another listwidget in your GUI.

  • The user wants to show the attribute table in their form not a list layers or features.
    – Nathan W
    Commented Jun 18, 2014 at 11:54

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