I have a layer of polygons that represent two specific zones withing a city. I want to get a count of the number of parcel polygons in another layer that are within the two specific zones I am interested in. Some of the boundaries of the two layers touch each other. Is there a way to get a count of parcels in each zone in QGIS?
I've tried doing a join attributes by location using the zones as the target layer and the parcels as the join layer. I used contains with a precision of 2 to try an account for the boundaries touching. I have the attribute summary as sum and Keep all records. The outcome is a shapefile but there is no sum of the number of parcels in each zone even though I have a count column in the parcel attribute table.
Is this the best way of going about this? IS there a way I could select using an expression from either attribute table?
EDIT: Here are the images of the polygons and the Join dialogue box for the options I used: