Let's say I have a bunch of postcodes. After making a selection and having the records highlighted in the attribute table, how to update all of them and give them the same category?

In ArcGIS, after having the features selected, you simply had to use field editor and say for example: name = asd.

In QGIS that doesn't work. How to do it in QGIS?

  1. make sure the layer is in edit mode (otherwise changes will not happen)
  2. Select features to change (however you like)
  3. then open attribute table
  4. select the attribute to change
  5. type in what you want it to be (anything you like) - if it is a string then enclose it in '
  6. hit the update selected button (be careful here as it is right next to the update all button)
  7. Save your changes and exit edit mode.

enter image description here

  • Damn I tried that so many times but forgot the '. thanks
    – Luffydude
    Jul 5 '16 at 16:16

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.