I have a list of attributes in QGIS:

[137.0, u'0101S', u'MUNICIPIO', u'28004', 19849.4753178, 22000935.5836, u'\Alamo, El']

And I am trying to obtain each element in the list, using pyqgis.

I can't use a simple loop , like

for feature in features:
    print feature

because it returns the object id.

And if I use this:

for feature in features:
print '\n'.join(feature)

It returns the following error:

TypeError: sequence item 0: expected string, float found

*For example, my aim is:

"value1" = 137.0

"value2" = 0101S

and so on.

  • 1
    Not sure what you mean by split (assign each value in the list to a incremented variable?), can you expand more what you mean by this?
    – artwork21
    Apr 14, 2016 at 12:07
  • I have put : "obtain". I mean, get every value of the list, print it separately, in different lines.
    – user64823
    Apr 14, 2016 at 12:32

2 Answers 2


Perhaps something like the following?

layer = qgis.utils.iface.activeLayer()
for feature in layer.getFeatures():
    attrs = feature.attributes()
    for i, j in list(enumerate(attrs)):
        print "value" + str(i + 1) + " = " + str(j)
  • Thank you very much, I was looking for the split method... I couldn't manage it. This makes all sense to me
    – user64823
    Apr 14, 2016 at 13:16
  • Most welcome but I would suggest noting @artwork21's answer as the methods described are in my opinion easier to handle ;)
    – Joseph
    Apr 14, 2016 at 13:19

To print the field value you need to provide the field name or index:

Field Name:

for feature in LYR.getFeatures():
    print feature['myFieldName']

Field Index (first field starts at zero):

for feature in LYR.getFeatures():
    print feature[1] # this is the second field in the table
  • Thank you very much!. This is a easier method to take into account.Both answers are right.. I can't check both.
    – user64823
    Apr 14, 2016 at 13:18

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