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How can using @row_number option or similar together the command "Create virtual field". It works very well with "Create new field", but doens't work with "Create virtual field".

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    You can't, Virtual Fields are purely expression based and row related, and are recalculated with each update. They have no concept of the table as a whole, necessary to keep track of the row count. – ThingumaBob Jul 9 '19 at 8:34
  • Do you have any other ways to create a virtual field that contains the number of each row inserted in the table? Always up-to-date during row inclusion and delete edits? – Denilson Jul 9 '19 at 13:20
  • Instead of a virtual field, consider using a regular field with a default value. In layer properties > fields, use @row_number for the default value, and check the option to auto-update. – csk Jul 9 '19 at 18:30
  • I tried but in the option - Layer properties - Source fields there is no default value. So I tried the option - Layer properties - attributes form - Defauts - apply default value on update, but the @row_number command does not seem to exist on this form. – Denilson Jul 9 '19 at 20:46
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As @ThingumaBob suggested, virtual fields do not have to be relied upon for assessing a table context.

For example in your case is no assurance that the order will remain the same after an update.

As a possible workaround, however, you could resort to use the $id function in a virtual field:

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  • I tried to use $ ID, but my problem is that I do include and exclude rows in the table and the $ ID command always appends the ID, if I delete rows, the sequence is always a rising counter. – Denilson Jul 9 '19 at 20:50

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