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I have my attribute table open, in edit mode and am trying to add a new column. the dialogue box open but I am unable to select the type" for the field and then when I press OK it gives "Failed to add field 'people' of type ''. Is the field name unique?".

I also opened the properties of the layer to try but there the add and delete columns are both grayed out.

closed as unclear what you're asking by ahmadhanb, whyzar, ThingumaBob, BERA, csk Jan 18 at 18:29

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    screenshot please – Mapperz Feb 7 '17 at 17:49
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  • Maybe you can use the Table Manager plugin instead. I've had more success with that. – Konan Pruiksma Feb 10 '17 at 8:34
  • What format is your layer? – csk Jan 18 at 18:29

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