How do I add a comment to a Field in the Layer Properties - Source Fields tab? The documentation says "Comments can be added by clicking in the comment field of the column ...", but clicking in the Comment Field or the Alias does not work.

However, I may add an Alias using the Attributes Form.

Example: Adding "Dato" as an Alias. enter image description here enter image description here

But, how may I add a comment (no. "Kommentar")? I see Comment below Alias in the Attributes Form window, but the "text field" is missing?

  • For QGis 2.18 double-click allows me to add a comment. Attributeditor-dropdown at the top-middle is set to "automatic", python-init at the top-right is empty.
    – Erik
    Jun 20, 2018 at 9:28
  • @Erik Lohmann, I need to use ver. 3.
    – 9ls1
    Jun 20, 2018 at 10:40

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A feature request has already been submitted for this issue:

Issue report #18411

At the moment, the only way to add comments is during field creation. But the comments are not saved. This is mentioned in the link by one the main developers, Matthias Kuhn:

... there is an editable field but its content is discarded right away and nowhere saved to. So IMO this is a GUI bug fix that it's now readonly and adding comments would be a feature request.

  • I had my suspicion. Thanks for the link to the bug-report site. I'll remember to look there if I bump into more strange things in the future.
    – 9ls1
    Jun 20, 2018 at 10:38
  • @9ls1 - Most welcome! Hopefully they'll add this feature :)
    – Joseph
    Jun 20, 2018 at 10:40

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