I have a trench containing five types of ducts. I have created fields the trenches: Type1, Type2, Type3, ...

The values in each field are the numbers of each type of duct that the trench contains.

eg. lets say that one trench contains 2 ducts of type one and one duct of type 2, then I would like to label it something like this: 2xType1,Type2

The other types are NULL. How can I write a compact expression to handle this?

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    What have you tried? You should be able to use the coalesce function in a label expression to hande nulls
    – BERA
    Feb 28, 2019 at 10:27

1 Answer 1


Maybe use something like the following:

if("Type 1" > 0 and "Type 2" > 0, "Type 1" || 'x Type1, ' || "Type 2" || 'x Type2', 
if("Type 1" = 0 or "Type 1" IS NULL, "Type 2" || 'x Type2', 
if("Type 2" = 0 or "Type 2" IS NULL, "Type 1" || 'x Type1', ''))), '1x', '')


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