I have used your code for picking feature info from WMS layer using WMSGetFeatureInfo function. I have used this link. http://underdark.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/picking-a-features-attribute-value-from-a-wms-layer-with-openlayers/ but I can't find the feature info.

feature.length function returns 0.

My WMS layer is:

 tiled = new OpenLayers.Layer.WMS( 
                    "unit_project2_ws:unit_project3_view - Tiled", 
                        LAYERS: 'unit_project2_ws:unit_project3',
                        transparent: true,
                        STYLES: '',
                        format: format,
                        tiled: true,
                        tilesOrigin : map.maxExtent.left + ',' + map.maxExtent.bottom

                        buffer: 0,
                        displayOutsideMaxExtent: true,
                        isBaseLayer: false,
                        yx : {'EPSG:900913' : false}


Code I have used for the GetFeatureInfo request for the WMS layer:

roadidPicker = new OpenLayers.Control.WMSGetFeatureInfo({
                url: 'http://localhost:8080/geoserver/unit_project2_ws/wms',>
                title: 'identify features on click',
                layers: [tiled],
                queryVisible: true
roadidPicker.infoFormat = 'application/vnd.ogc.gml';
roadidPicker.events.register("getfeatureinfo", this, pickRoadid);

function pickRoadid(e) {
  if (e.features && e.features.length) {
     var val = e.features[0].attributes.id;
     //document.getElementById('roadId').value = val;
      alert(e.features.length);  // this function returns 0 result.


What is problem with this code.

  • Can u please provide the working code...
    – user14362
    Jan 18, 2013 at 9:51

1 Answer 1


I would get rid of those html
tags in your code. I really do not know if that is your problem but I have never seen that.

  • oh,sory,tags have been removed now,that was my negligency,Problem is code else than html tags,Now check the code and answer me. Sep 19, 2012 at 5:13
  • I dropped the WMSGetFeatureInfo code and the pickRoadid function into a map and they worked for me on a wms layer. I had a featurelength. What happens when you change your url to localhost:8080/geoserver/wms'?
    – Ralph Dell
    Sep 19, 2012 at 14:00

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