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I am new to pyqgis plugins with QT, I am writing code to replace multiple headers in the attribute field of a layer. I keep getting an error saying

'int' object has no attribute 'pendingFields'

What can I do?

Here is my code. The code accepts the current shapefile and renames the headers:

def run(self):
    """Run method that performs all the real work"""
    # show the dialog
    #This activates the layer on the table of content
    self.dlg.layercombo.clear()

    layers = self.iface.legendInterface().layers()
    layer_list = []
    for layer in layers:
        layerType = layer.type()
        if layerType == QgsMapLayer.VectorLayer:
            layer_list.append(layer.name())
    self.dlg.layercombo.addItems(layer_list)

    self.dlg.show()
    # Run the dialog event loop
    result = self.dlg.exec_()
    # See if OK was pressed
    if result:
        # Do something useful here - delete the line containing pass and
        # substitute with your code.
        self.selectedlayerIndex = self.dlg.layercombo.currentIndex()
        for field in self.selectedlayerIndex.pendingFields():
            if field.name() == 'CC':
                with edit(self.selectedlayerIndex):
                    idx = self.selectedlayerIndex.fieldNameIndex(field.name())
                    self.selectedlayerIndex.renameAttribute(idx, 'DD')

            if field.name() == 'AA':
                with edit(self.selectedlayerIndex):
                    idx = self.selectedlayerIndex.fieldNameIndex(field.name())
                    self.selectedlayerIndex.renameAttribute(idx, 'BB')
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    the python error said you try to use the pendingFields() method on Integer. As we can see on your code, you don't get correctly a Layer Object when you expect to retrieve fields. This : self.dlg.layercombo.currentIndex() return an integer (the index of a layer in your combo), and not the layer itself, and the pendingFields method works on Layer Object. – Hugo Roussaffa - GeoDatup Oct 8 '17 at 19:09
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As @Hugo Roussaffa mentioned, an integer index is being returned to you which you are using to access the fields.

One method use is to instead get the current text of the combobox and then identify the QgsVectorLayer which matches this name. You can then use this to access the fields and rename them as necessary:

if result:
    self.selectedLayerName = self.dlg.layercombo.currentText()
    self.selectedLayer = QgsMapLayerRegistry.instance().mapLayersByName(self.selectedLayerName)[0]
    for field in self.selectedLayer.pendingFields():
        if field.name() == 'CC':
            with edit(self.selectedLayer):
                idx = self.selectedLayer.fieldNameIndex(field.name())
                self.selectedLayer.renameAttribute(idx, 'DD')

        if field.name() == 'AA':
            with edit(self.selectedLayer):
                idx = self.selectedLayer.fieldNameIndex(field.name())
                self.selectedLayer.renameAttribute(idx, 'BB')
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  • @Stringz - Most welcome, glad it helped :) – Joseph Oct 10 '17 at 9:13

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