I am presently working with some layers containing location data for plots/parcel data. Some of the parcels have multiple use types.

Is it possible to configure the Check Box or Value Map (widgets type) so that it can allow me/user to input/choose multiple options in cases where the parcel has more than one use type?

I am using QGIS 2.18


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I found a solution like that:

  • Create a CSV file which contains use types (Parcel_Types.csv).
    File content: (example)

  • Add it using "Layer > Add Layer > Add Delimited Text Layer". Choose "No Geometry"

  • Add ParcelType field to Parcel_Layer. Field type should be the same with types in CSV. That's, since type1, type2, etc are string, therefore, type of the field should be string (Text). If values are integer (for example: type code 1, 2 instead of type1, type2) in CSV, then field type should be integer.

  • Open "Layer Properties > Fields". Set options as in the image. (choose Parcel_Types table (comes from csv) as Layer, check "Allow multiple selections")

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  • Now you can make multiple selections for 'use types' of parcel in "Editing Mode".

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  • Everything works just like you explained. Thank you very much Kadir. I tested using version 3.10.2. My primary need for multiple checks is with QField with which I also tested your answer. There a problem seems to arise with csv-format since it it is not supported. This can be bypassed by using a format which QField supports, like a shapefile for example and having that inside the mobile project as well. Commented Mar 10, 2020 at 13:50
  • Just tried your solution and it works.
    – mapperx
    Commented Mar 22, 2021 at 12:25
  • I tried this and it works, my solution however requires inputting the value instead of activating/ticking, I write the number in the box. Any hints? Commented Jul 14, 2023 at 18:28

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