When I click on "execute action entity"
=>Copy to clipboard a preconfigured set of attributes of my layer.

Here's what I've done so far:

  • Open the Layer Properties dialog and head over to the Actions tab
  • Set up a new action using the following properties for the action

    Type: Windows
    Name: Copy Attribute
    Action : "copy to clipboard [%name%] - [%value1%] - [%value2%]"

but I'm not familiar with actions script semantic.

what would be the correct redaction of the action code above?

1 Answer 1


You could choose action-type Python and do something like this:

from PyQt4.Qt import QApplication
clipboard = QApplication.clipboard()
clipboard.setText("[% "name"%]"+","+str([% "myintegerfield"%])) 

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  • Wonderful, thanks for your quick answer, works well. I just had to remove the str() since I had a syntax error...
    – Fabien
    Sep 13, 2018 at 8:51
  • Hi all! I need to copy some attribute values in some fields of a layer, and paste these automatically in another layer, which have the same fields. This script could work? Can you explain briefly how this "action" works? Thanks a lot.
    – Mark
    Dec 7, 2020 at 17:08

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