I'm using QGIS. I have an attribute table that lists different land classifications under the "Land Type" column (agricultural, industrial, etc.). I don't know what all the land types are and I would just like to find a list of them instead of scrolling down through thousands of entries. Is there a way to do this? The metadata table is wrong so I have no documentation to go from.

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Try Vector => Analysis Tools => List unique values


Maybe another way:

  1. press Open Field Calculator button in the "Attributes Toolbar" to open the Field Calculator;

  2. find and select your Land Type column under Fields and Values node in the tree under Search textbox, then press All Unique button on the right.


To generate a comma separated list of all categories, you can use this expression:

concatenate_unique ( "landuse", concatenator:= ', ' )

You might want to add a condition like if ( "id" = 1, [expression], '') (substitute [expression] with the expreesion from above) to create the list only in one row and not in all of them to avoid excessive calculation of repeating values.

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Probably not the most elegant solution, but you could also go to layer properties --> source --> query builder and click on All for your desired column.

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You can use pyqgis, from: How to find unique values of an attribute with python in qgis?

vectorLayer = iface.activeLayer()
fname = 'kategori'
idx = vectorLayer.fields().indexOf(fname)
values = sorted(vectorLayer.uniqueValues(idx))
print('\n') #Just an empty line
for v in values:

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