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I'm trying a very simple task. I want to write the layer name in a new attribute column. I managed to do this using Field Calculator. But I need to do the same for a lot of files in batch mode, only available in Advanced Python Field Calculator. In Advanced Python... algorithm I inserted in the Formula field the same expression I used in Field Calculator: value = @layer_name. Unfortunately, python (from Advanced Python... algorithm does not recognize the variable @layer_name. Any ideas?

  • Why not to use **"Field Calculator" ** in processing also? Is also available. Second though, you can use **"Refactore Fields" ** algorithm to use some formulas. – GSienko Mar 25 '19 at 22:18
  • Is this inside a model? – ndawson Mar 26 '19 at 4:09
  • @GSienko I edited the original question. Because I want to do this in batch mode only available in"Advanced Python Field Calculator". I don't know what is and what you mean by "Refactore Fields". – christian.gobel Mar 26 '19 at 22:15
  • @ndawson, no this is not inside any model. The algorithm is available in 'Processing Toolbox'. – christian.gobel Mar 26 '19 at 22:15
  • In that case, why not hard code the layer name in your expression? – ndawson Mar 27 '19 at 0:03
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Use Field Calculator (not Advanced Field Calculator) from 'Processing Toolbox' in batch mode and as the field value write: decode_uri(@layer, 'layerName'). Works, i've checked it.

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