Just starting out learning QGIS, on version 3.6.3 Windows 64 bit.

I have imported some data into QGIS. When I click the parcel I would like for the "WIC" field attribute to be a clickable hyperlink, hotlink, or URL. It is a link to a simple text file.

How can I do this? Here a screenshot below :


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Another option: Go to the layer properties>attributes form and change the field widget type to attachment, scroll down the box and tick the "use a hyperlink to the document path".

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When you use the identify features tool you will then see a hyperlink e.g.

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  • Thanks everyone. I think those solutions will do the job! – Chris Webster Jun 17 at 15:25

Go to properties of the layer with right click and properties

This, show you a properties of the layer, find the option Actions and select the green plus

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This will show us a wizard to configure the action, in Type: select Open and in Description write, “Open file” for example. in the Action text put: [%”name_of_the_field_have_the_url”%], like this:

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Press ok and ok.

Finally, select this icon

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The option open Url and click in your layer to see the field you linked.

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