I have a .csv with data for 300 points: Each column on the .csv is a particular object and the cells define the amount that is available in each point.

If I need to change this amount, is it possible to change this in the .csv file in order that QGIS takes these edits automatically into its attribute table?


Yes, if a.csv file is loaded into QGIS and you update the .csv file then the attributes of the layer will also reflect the changes:

A .csv file loaded into QGIS:

Attributes of point layer

Editing the .csv file with a simple text editor (I used Notepad):

Editing attributes

Save the edits and then load the attribute table again in QGIS to see the updates:

Updated attributes in QGIS

Hope this helps!

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  • thank you again @Joseph. I tried the same, but opened the .csv in Excel. – kevkev Jun 4 '15 at 13:24
  • @KevinSuhr - That works too =) – Joseph Jun 4 '15 at 13:28
  • not in my computer :( Not even with my text editor "text edit"...I added the .csv via add vector layer, data based layer. (maybe slightly different, my QGIS is german) Is that correct way? – kevkev Jun 4 '15 at 13:54
  • Huh strange...If your "data based layer" option is the same option in English (Add delimited text layer) then it should work. Is your .csv file also loaded into QGIS or just added as a layer? Also, you should unaccept my answer as you are still having problems :) – Joseph Jun 4 '15 at 14:02
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    when loading in the .csv use the 'watch' option gis.stackexchange.com/questions/91472/… – Mapperz Jun 4 '15 at 15:44

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