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I wanted to change a feature attribute by selecting a feature in a vector layer and opening the feature form. The following QGIS online course does only show the procedure for an older version of QGIS: https://docs.qgis.org/2.2/en/docs/training_manual/create_vector_data/forms.html.

Is there a way to accomplish the same in QGIS 2.18.9?

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You can access this functionality directly from the Identify tool.

Open the tool and check the box auto open form. When you click the Identify tool again on a single feature, it will open the form. Select multiple features and the usual window will open, allowing you to un-select the auto form open option.

To set values in this form, you have to be editing the layer.

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In newer version of QGIS, you would have to open the Identity Result Settings and tick the check mark.

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  • @Rakan Gharaybeh: see edits – JGH Mar 21 at 11:41
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Select the feature that you want, open the attribute table, and select Form from the red box in the image below:

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You will get the following:

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