I am using QGIS and making stacked labels.

Using $length, how do I get a ' (single quote) to show up after the length ie 386'?

My current expression is:

run  +  '\n'  +  "sequence"   ||  '\n'  ||  round($length,0)

Assuming your field is named "sequence", then a simple solution to just add a single quote after a number field would be with the concat() function:

concat( "sequence", '''')


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With the rest of your formulas (might need some adjustment) it should look something like this:

concat( run , '\n' , "sequence" , '\n' , round($length,0))

If I understand you correctly, the following will help you out: Go to labels -> placement -> repeat - punch in your number and set your choice of map units of milimeters.

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  • I cannot get these to work with "round($length,0)" The bottom number is where I need the ' or foot indicator. Otherwise I am happy. Thanks – kmikes Mar 28 '18 at 19:00
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    Oh, sorry, I am not used to imperial units, therefore I didn't see the foot-symbol. If you put the following expression in the field "label with": round($length,0) || ' ´' or concat(round($length,0),' ´') – Erik Mar 29 '18 at 22:14
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    Thanks for your help, I still could not get the ' to work, so decided to go to lf for linear feet, I notice your middle ' is angled, is that a different symbol from the single quote? – kmikes Apr 2 '18 at 20:10
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    OK I got it to work bu using a ʼ from character map, Thank You for your guidance – kmikes Apr 2 '18 at 20:42

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