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I have an open QGIS 3.0 project with a layout called "plan_view1". There are numerous selected layers (>100) that I want to turn on one-by-one and print the "plan_view1" layout to a pdf.

This is my code:

def printpdfmulti(layoutname):
    selected_layers = qgis.utils.iface.layerTreeView().selectedLayers()
    projectInstance = QgsProject.instance()
    layoutmanager = projectInstance.layoutManager()
    layout = layoutmanager.layoutByName(layoutname) #Layout nameprojectInstance = QgsProject.instance()
    for layer in selected_layers:
        qgis.utils.iface.legendInterface().setLayerVisible(layer, True)
        exporter = QgsLayoutExporter(layout)
        exporter.exportToPdf("C://data//" + layer.name() + ".pdf", QgsLayoutExporter.PdfExportSettings() )
        qgis.utils.iface.legendInterface().setLayerVisible(layer, False)


printpdfmulti("plane_view1")

The error messsage I get is:

Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:\OSGEO4~1\apps\Python36\lib\code.py", line 91, in runcode exec(code, self.locals) File "", line 1, in File "", line 13, in File "", line 7, in printpdfmulti AttributeError: 'QgisInterface' object has no attribute 'legendInterface'

What have I done wrong? I know my python programming is still very rough on the edges.

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Replace the following line:

qgis.utils.iface.legendInterface().setLayerVisible(layer, True)

with this:

QgsProject.instance().layerTreeRoot().findLayer(layer.id()).setItemVisibilityChecked(True)

And to switch the visibility off, replace True with False.

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Thanks Joseph.

I made your suggested changes and I also made 2 other changes:

  1. Refresh: a layout.refresh() updated the legend

  2. File Name Cleanup: I removed any problem characters from the layer names so they would be valid filenames

Thanks for the help. The final working code is below.

def printpdfmulti(layoutname):
    selected_layers = qgis.utils.iface.layerTreeView().selectedLayers()
    projectInstance = QgsProject.instance()
    layoutmanager = projectInstance.layoutManager()
    layout = layoutmanager.layoutByName(layoutname) #Layout nameprojectInstance = QgsProject.instance()
    for layer in selected_layers:
        QgsProject.instance().layerTreeRoot().findLayer(layer.id()).setItemVisibilityChecked(True)
        layout.refresh()
        exporter = QgsLayoutExporter(layout)
        filename = "".join(i for i in layer.name() if i not in "\/:*?<>|")
        exporter.exportToPdf("C://data//" + filename + ".pdf", QgsLayoutExporter.PdfExportSettings() )
        QgsProject.instance().layerTreeRoot().findLayer(layer.id()).setItemVisibilityChecked(False)


printpdfmulti("plane_view1")

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