I am using QGIS 2.2.3 (Lyon). I have a vector layer with a linked attribute table. In order to do multiple tests on the layer, i created a copy in a new layer. The attribute table on this new layer is empty. I want this new layer to have the same layout/properties than the original.

Is there a way to merge the layout from one layer to another ?

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There is the merge tool :

Vector -> Data Management tools -> merge shapefile to one, which will open up new window “Merge Shapefiles”,

Here is a tutorial on that method.


Merging multiple vector layers to one layer using QGIS?

ALternatively, why dont you just create an exact copy of your layer by clicking on the layer, and choosing save as, and saving the shapefile to a new location, then choose add the new layer to the map, then you can work on the new layer to run your tests.

** also when you say linked attribute table, do you mean they tables are joined, or related, or ??

  • What i meant is : « I have a vector layer with an associated attribute table ». Thank you by the way :) ! Feb 25, 2016 at 18:32

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