I'm trying to remove duplicate features from PyQGIS. Manually I can do it by using "Edit -> Merge Selected Features" and then "Multipart to Singlepart" from fTools in QGIS, but can this functionality be reached from PyQGIS? Can't find anything about Merge in the API docs.

I tried using QgsGeometryAnalyzer.dissolve but it seems to keep the duplicate parts in the multipart features created. I hope someone can describe an easy way to accomplish what I'm after.

Regards, Andreas

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MMQGIS plugin contains a tool to remove duplicate geometries. You can either use that or build upon its source code.

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