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I'm using QGIS 2.18.3 (Las Palmas). In order to determine the number of buildings within a district I'm using spatial Query in QGIS. I filter out the specific district within my city-layer so I can apply the spatial query to it. I then go into the attribute Table of my building-layer and input the district for the labelled buildings.

Is there a possibility to automate this process? Does spatial query have a batch-possibility?

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You can use virtual field in qgis calculator or Autofield plugin using conditional request(CASE WHEN... THEN...) to choose the features to do spatial query

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What you are describing here is a "spatial-join", but you are doing it the hard way (using a spatial-query and doing the input manually).

You can find the proper Tool within Vector --> Data Management Tools --> Join attributes by location. This tool will do the job for every building and district, no selection needed.

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