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I would like to create two presets in QGIS 2.18 that are displaying the same layers, but the first preset using one labels/colors and the second preset using another labels/colors.

As a workaround, I "duplicate" the layer and display the original layer for preset A and the "duplicate" for preset B, with two different labels & style. However this can create a lot of duplicate layers in big projets.

Is there a function "preset" to define the rule-based labelling and the rule-based style?

  • are you using shapefiles or tables from a postgres server? – LaughU Apr 23 '18 at 8:59
  • I m using shapefiles. – Maxime Riou Apr 27 '18 at 22:43
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Not sure if I understand well your need but you can add several different style to the same layer (right click on a layer then Styles>Add... , you need to add a new style before modifying it)

After that you can define different preset (using the eyes icon) with the style you want for each layer

  • Great! This is exactly what I was looking for! It works for both style and label ! Thanks – Maxime Riou Apr 23 '18 at 9:16
  • Tried it for style : it is ok for me ... but how did u play with presets and labeling (without duplicating layers of course) ? – snaileater Apr 23 '18 at 13:37
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    Theoricaly the style include labelling, if you want same representation (symbol color and size) but different label you have to create a new style then change the labeling property – J.R Apr 23 '18 at 13:41

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