is it possible in the attribute table of a vector, to use a condition for the whole table in a single method?

I have computed a correlation matrix between all the fields and it could be very useful to highlight all the values, for example, > 0.8.

I tried to use the Full row option and to add @value > 0.8 but it did not work..

Else I had to add a rule for each column and it could take a while..


The best way to do this is to make a custom expression function:

from qgis.core import *
from qgis.gui import *

@qgsfunction(args='auto', group='Custom')
def any_value(feature, parent):
    for attr in feature.attributes():
        if attr > 0.8:
            return True
    return False

Use the Function Editor and create the function changing the attr == line to match what you need.

You can then have a condition use this.

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  • Wouldn't that be very fragile because it takes unrelated columns into account? – Matthias Kuhn Sep 13 '16 at 6:36
  • Thanks for the answer.. however I loaded your function and use it in the Full Row option.. but all the table is green now (I'm sure there are values <0.8 and also some strings)... – matteo Sep 13 '16 at 7:53
  • Post a screenshot of your data that might help – Nathan W Sep 13 '16 at 12:41

It wouldn't work if your equation included the '@value'. That should be substituted with the field use wish to calculate with.

"correlation matrix column name" > 0.8


OK so I've made a mock example from all the details you've given. I have a vector layer and a table fro the correlation matrix. I've joined the two together and applied full row conditional formatting across all columns for rows with a value greater than 0.8. Is this what you're trying to achieve.

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  • thanks for the answer. That's not what I am looking for. I already have the correlation matrix loaded in QGIS (as table) and I want to highlight all the values >0.8, but for all columns, not for a single column (or without having to add the same rule manually for all the columns) – matteo Sep 12 '16 at 14:13
  • Table names should be in double quotes - especially when there are spaces ;) – Matthias Kuhn Sep 13 '16 at 6:33

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