I want to create a temporary layer out of an existing layer and only get those features from the existing layer, which are selected. I know that ArcGIS has this functionality that you can create a layer from selected features.
However, I could not find any working solution for this in QGIS. I am aware of this question which describes, how to save a selection into a new file which is not my goal here.
Checking the context menu for "save as..." did not yield any results. In the plugin section with the search word "selection" did not give any meaningful results either.
While trying around I came up with a solution with PyQGIS but I would prefer one which does not involve any coding because I need to show this to a colleague.
layer = iface.activeLayer() # layer which has a selection feat = layer.selectedFeatures() fields = layer.fields() selection = QgsVectorLayer('Point', 'temp', 'memory') dp = selection.dataProvider() dp.addAttributes(fields) dp.addFeatures(feat) selection.commitChanges() selection.updateExtents() QgsMapLayerRegistry.instance().addMapLayer(selection)