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Using: QGIS version 2.12.0-Lyon. No Add-on available.
Problem: I do not know where to start after opening the Python console with regards to writing a script that creates a new layer per value queried from a field within QGIS Desktop. I have experience with arcpy and am trying to start with a basic scripted action to learn Python for QGIS.
At the moment I can list all the attributes found in the "active" layer see below:
lyr = iface.activeLayer() features = lyr.getFeatures() for feat in features: attrs = feat.attributes() print attrs
However, I would like to iterate this and create a new memory layer (i.e. only available whilst the project is open) per feature per attribute creating a new layer where a query is set to equal that attribute (i.e. Name = feat)
Can anyone assist in building a template script solution?
This can be partly completed without using Python by using the "Split Vector Layer" tool. However, this tool will create a folder of shapefiles and not "in memory" layers.