In the QGIS field calculator you can choose the Fields you want to add to your field calculator expression.

I wonder why there is also "NULL" listed as one option?

Choosing NULL as a value makes sense to me (for example 'field1 is null') but choosing NULL as a column identifier does not make sense to me.

Am i missing something or is this just a bug?

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It's a bug. enter image description here Every layer has NULL in it's 3rd field.

And it looks like an old bug that hasn't been resolved yet, even in QGIS3

  • I have a pull request ready for this soon for QGIS 3.4 so it will now be a button and no longer in the field list.
    – Nathan W
    Commented Oct 22, 2018 at 2:23
  • @NathanW off topic but what's the intended use for this?
    – HDunn
    Commented Oct 22, 2018 at 11:57
  • Just inserts the value NULL into the expression really that is all.
    – Nathan W
    Commented Oct 23, 2018 at 13:07

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