I have created a 1:many relation in QGIS 2.10.1 with Project Properties>Relations. When I select a map feature with the Identify Features tool, a Feature Attributes window (widget?) appears.

How do I export the contents of that window to a new table?

Let me show an example: I have created a 1:many relation. I then identified a polygon feature (#1). On the resulting output window, I click the button (#2), to format it's contents as a table.

I want to copy the contents of that window to the QGIS Layers list as a .dbf attribute table, but I don't know how.

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    What exactly do you want as output - a new layer (table) in the QGIS Layers list, or to copy the feature attributes somewhere else (like a spreadsheet)?
    – Simbamangu
    Aug 7, 2015 at 7:38
  • Thanks for the edit! Please re-read the answer I gave below - I've re-ordered it to make your solution a bit easier to find.
    – Simbamangu
    Aug 16, 2015 at 15:03

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There are a couple of options depending on what you want - both involve using 'select' instead of identify.

To create a new table in QGIS

  1. Select the feature or features you are interested in;
  2. Right-click and 'save-as', and make sure you select 'save only selected features' and 'add saved file to map'; for your example, select "DBF" as the output type.

To get the Identify results in a usable form outside QGIS

  1. Select the feature or features you are interested in;

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  1. Select Edit | Copy;

  1. Paste the resulting text into a spreadsheet (Libreoffice / Excel).

If you want the results in the spreadsheet to resemble the Attributes widget format, then 'paste special' and select 'transpose'.

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