I want to change the name of an attibute field in QGIS 3. The duplicate referred to seems to require the plug in table manager which is no longer available. I have looked at properties and have spent much time trying to work out how to do this.

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    possible duplicated gis.stackexchange.com/questions/312780/…
    – Fran Raga
    Jun 24, 2019 at 17:55
  • what is your data source? If you were using a database, this is no problem. If you're using a shapefile, don't blame QGIS! Jun 24, 2019 at 18:04
  • It’s a spatialite layer as source. I just want to change a field attribute name it seems really difficult to do. I’m QGIS newbie historical geographer so this is a steep learning curve. Thanks for any help.
    – Gideonsway
    Jun 24, 2019 at 18:37

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Refactor fields is no longer a plugin. Now it's a core feature. Access it through the Processing Toolbox (Processing menu > Toolbox).

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