I have an attribute table in QGIS with many columns and just one feature. I want to display it in my atlas with the attributes showing vertically, otherwise it is off the page. Is there a way to do this?

Newest QGIS 3.10.2


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No way to pivot the inserted attribute table as of version 3.10.

You would have to do it in a label.

Simply just with the values:

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Or if you need to maintain a table like look you can use HTML:

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HTML table: https://www.w3schools.com/html/html_tables.asp

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    That works well, Thanks very much! Feb 13, 2020 at 17:14
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    Hi Laura, if the answer has solved your issue, please select is as correct using the green check mark next to the answer. Feb 13, 2020 at 17:56
  • Hi Heikki,, This worked really well at fist but now has stopped working! Can't work out why, any ideas? used the first method i.e. Area (ha): [% "Area (ha)"%] but its just showing Area (ha): [Area (ha)] in the box. I've tried starting again with a new box but it just does the same. Thanks in advance! Apr 8, 2020 at 16:26
  • Do you have the atlas preview on? Apr 8, 2020 at 16:30
  • Is that in the atlas tab? generate an atlas? Apr 8, 2020 at 16:32

With a virtual layer, you can tricky make another table. The following query is for 4 fields, adjust-it as you want :

WITH t1(c1, c2, c3, c4) AS ( -- add as much as you want of field aliases
    ID, FIELD_NAME1, FIELD_NAME2, FIELD_NAME3 -- list here all the fields you want
  FROM YOUR_LAYER -- change with your layer name

SELECT c1 AS "My Pretty Field Header" FROM t1 UNION ALL
SELECT c4 FROM t1 -- add lines as much as fields and name it properly.

Or take a look at this code and adapt it for make a list for each fields : https://madmanwoo.gitlab.io/foss4g-python-workshop/expression_functions/#layout-example


There's also another workaround:

  1. Insert an attribute table
  2. in "Main properties" / "Attributes..." select only one attribute to display
  3. Repeat this process and just put one table below the other one by one

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