I'm trying to select multiple features at once to do batch editing. The first selection is supposed to be the expression within the request, but I can't seem to get anything to select. I want the selection to be deleted.

##zone_index=field layer
##subty_index=field layer
##sfha_index=field layer

from qgis.core import *import qgis.utils
from PyQt4.QtCore import *



request = QgsExpression(u"\"zone_index\"='AREA NOT INCLUDED' OR \"zone_index\"='OPEN WATER' OR (\"sfha_index\" = 'F' AND \"zone_index\" = 'D')")

it= layer.getFeatures( QgsFeatureRequest( request))

ids = [i.id() for i in it]
print ids



You was on the right way, but you forgave using a provider for deleting the features (you don't need to set a selection before deleting the features). Furthermore, I edited just a bit your code when creating the request.

I think that this code should work (it worked for me using another request expression):

##fld_zone=field layer
##zone_subty=field layer
##sfha=field layer

from qgis.core import * 


prov = layer.dataProvider() # Define the provider

request = '"%s"=\'AREA NOT INCLUDED\' OR "%s"=\'OPEN WATER\' OR ("%s"=\'F\' AND "%s"=\'D\')' % (zone_index, zone_index, sfha_index, zone_index)
it= layer.getFeatures(QgsFeatureRequest().setFilterExpression(request))

prov.deleteFeatures([i.id() for i in it]) # Delete the selected features
  • I wasn't able to get this to work. – monkeyon Jan 26 '17 at 21:00
  • Does it show some error or simply nothing happens to your layer? – mgri Jan 26 '17 at 21:10
  • Nothing happens to the layer when I run it. – monkeyon Jan 26 '17 at 21:14
  • Ok, this means that there is some error in the string where you set the request. However, I edited the request in the code: it only depends from it, but I can't help you for this because I don't know how your data are structured (I hope you will understand how the syntax for a request should be to best fit it to your case). Let me know if it works by now! – mgri Jan 26 '17 at 21:31
  • Well, I'm glad it worked also for you ;) – mgri Jan 26 '17 at 21:48

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