I'm using QGIS 3.14 Pi and here's my scenario. I have a layer of points and each points contain a numerical value code, let's say it's 123. There may be multiple points with the same code value. In another layer, I have polygons, each with a unique code. What I want to do is select (click on) a point and have the polygon in another layer with the matching code value select also. The points may or may not be inside the polygon.

Many years ago in MapInfo I had an MBX that would do this, so I imagine there's a QGIS plugin that would do the same, I just don't know what to call it.

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I don't know there is a plugin for that, but you can use the following script. Change the layer names and run the script in QGIS Python Editor.

point_lyr = QgsProject.instance().mapLayersByName("POINT_LAYER_NAME")[0]
polygon_lyr = QgsProject.instance().mapLayersByName("POLYGON_LAYER_NAME")[0]

def select_related_polygon(selectedIds, deselected, clearAndSelect):
    if selectedIds:
        ID = selectedIds[0] # selected point id
        selected_point = point_lyr.getFeature(ID)
        expression = "code = " + str(selected_point["code"])


The script works for just one selected point or the first point in selectedIds list.

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