If I export my joined table to CSV I get the numeric id value instead of the value relation name from the joined table.

Can I export my table with the value relation value?

  • Haven't tested this but have you tried selecting all features in the Attribute Table , clicking the Copy selected rows to clipboard and then pasting it into a csv document?
    – Joseph
    Aug 18, 2015 at 11:41
  • Try installing the mmqgis plugin, you get more options for exporting to csv Aug 18, 2015 at 11:51
  • Joseph, that is what I tried first but it did not work neither. juls, forgot about mmqgis, will try it.
    – geogrow
    Aug 18, 2015 at 14:45
  • I solved it in the end by doing a join in my postgis db I use instead . But I will give juls suggestion a try too for future reference
    – geogrow
    Aug 18, 2015 at 14:47
  • I tried the mmqgis tool just now as well. The export did not keep the value relation in the csv file neither.
    – geogrow
    Aug 19, 2015 at 10:18

1 Answer 1


I found a solution. To date it does not seem possible to export the attribute table to a csv and keep the value relation at the same time.

There is however a way of accomplish it by using a your SQL client. I just made a join between the Child and the Parent table to display the value instead of the numeric id number.

Note: If you are working with *.shp you can always import them into spatial lite to do the join in SQL language.

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