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Is there a way to edit the name, type and length given to each column on the attribute table once the information has been imported from Excel?

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    You might look at the table manager plugin to rename a field. I don't know of an easy way to change field types; I would probably create a field with the proper type and length, and then copy data into it. – johns Jul 21 '14 at 16:44
  • I believe @johns comment should be seen as the answer for this question. Other than changing the name of the field (column) by either the Table manager plugin or adding an Alias (Layer properties > Fields), I don't think you can change its type or length once it has been created. As already suggested, copying the data using the Field Calculator is probably the best solution. – Joseph Jul 22 '14 at 10:27
  • Thank you the Table Manager Plug In is doing just what I needed. Thanks again. – user34823 Jul 23 '14 at 13:25
  • @johns, could you move your comment as the answer (maybe adding bits from Joseph's comment as well) this question please? – fatih_dur Oct 21 '16 at 1:35
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You might look at the table manager plugin to rename a field. I don't know of an easy way to change field types; I would probably create a field with the proper type and length, and then copy data into it. As Joseph suggested you can add an alias for use in that project.

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