The code below makes a selection and then saves to an 'Output' file (shapefile?) each time through the "FINAL ITERATION LOOP". Each 'Output' file will contain all selected civic address points (from the "Input" shapefile) on one of the streets assigned to employee Joe Blow (Joe Blow's streets come from the CSV file "FSS_Streets_Test_Sample" and are appended to the "joeblow" list).
But what if I wanted only a single output shapefile (or layer)? One with ALL civic address points on ALL streets in the 'joeblow' list?
Perhaps the trick is to give "selectbyattribute" multiple street names as the final parameter? Is that possible? If not, how do I make multiple selections and essentially concatenate them one after the other until all (z) civic address points on all streets belonging to "Joe Blow" (in the 'joeblow' list) have been highlighted before then saving them in a (single) new shapefile?
- Tip - most of the script is just 'laying the ground work' such as building lists (e.g. unique list of all streets ("streets"), and streets assigned to "Joe Blow" ("joeblow"). Perhaps you'll prefer to skip to the end, where the two "qgis" tools are executed.
from PyQt4.QtCore import * from qgis.core import * from qgis.utils import iface import processing ##Input=vector ##Input_Field=field Input # Assign .CSV of streets assigned to employees, "FSS_Streets_Test_Sample", to variable 'vl' vl = QgsMapLayerRegistry.instance().mapLayersByName('FSS_Streets_Test_Sample') # Set vl as the "Active layer" iface.setActiveLayer(vl) # Instantiate 'streets' list streets =  # Get List of Unique streets from 'STRNAME' column in 'vl' for f in vl.getFeatures(): if f['STRNAME'] not in streets: streets.append(f['STRNAME']) # Instantiate list of streets assigned to "Joe Blow" joeblow =  # fill that list with streets belonging to "Joe Blow" as indicated in 'vl' for f in vl.getFeatures(): if f['FSS'] == 'Joe Blow': joeblow.append(f['STRNAME']) #Count number of streets belonging to "Joe Blow" z = len(joeblow) # FINAL ITERATION LOOP: Iterate through streets belonging to "Joe Blow", each time selecting from the "Input" shapefile, all fields (civic addresses) where the "Input_Field" (STRNAME), equals ("0"), particular street(s) belonging to 'joeblow' (street(s) within the 'joeblow' list) for k in range(0,z): processing.runalg('qgis:selectbyattribute', Input, Input_Field, 0, joeblow[k]) processing.runalg('qgis:saveselectedfeatures', Input, 'Output') # End Script
Inputs given to GUI when script is run...
The 'Input' file is a shapefile of civic address points (along streets obviously).
The 'Input_Field' is a column called "STRNAME" within the 'Input' shapefile
The CSV file - "FSS_Streets_Test_Sample" is in the Layers Table of Contents of my Map Project. It basically has 2 columns: employee name ("FSS"), and street name (also called "STRNAME").
Incidentally when the script finishes executing...
a) Civic addresses relating to the last street (but not all streets) in the "joeblow" list are now highlighted on the 'Input' shapefile layer.
b) The GUI disappears without throwing any error messages in the GUI's "Log" Tab (although there are messages in the various tabs of the "Log Messages" window.
c) But... I'm not seeing any 'Output' files (temp layer or shapefile) generated by the "qgis.saveselectedfeatures" tool.