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I am working from QGIS actions with python and want go to select the current feature that I've identified using the identify tool. (Key point is that there is a difference between identify and select). What do I need for my action to make the current feature selected?

I have used vlayer.setSelectedFeatures( [ ] ) but this so far hasn't allowed me to enter the current feature.

I've making use of previous posts to help me including:

Is it possible to take automatically a "screenshot" of my selected feature in QGIS using Python?

How to create a QGIS action which copies features between layers?


There is a little more to what I'm trying to achieve which is why I'm looking at actions. Firstly I don't just want to select the feature I want to Zoom to the feature. (I had sussed zooming to selected features). The beauty of actions is that they are available from an attribute table and what's more in a relation within custom forms. Hence I really wanted to achieve zooming to a feature using an action by right clicking on and attribute table. These other options aren't available here.

An automated select on identify May be a solution, I would be interested learn more but would have to look at it.

The key is it needs to be a simple process for the user.

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  • Did you know you can select features from the identify results window by right clicking on any of the feature's attributes and selecting "Toggle feature selection"?
    – ndawson
    Feb 12, 2015 at 22:04
  • I've come up with a solution that doesn't involve QGIS actions. After identifying a feature on the map using the Identify tool, the feature is automatically selected. Would you be interested in that? Feb 13, 2015 at 13:40
  • @andrew-bell The solution I've talked about can also zoom in the selected feature. However, I'm getting lost with your question (requirements). If you cannot rephrase it in a way it denotes clearly what you want, I'm afraid I cannot help here. Feb 14, 2015 at 1:36

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