I am new using python in QGIS. I was trying to create a simple plugin in QGIS to create a new shapefile with a single attribute 'id', start the edition mode, and add new features manually on the canvas.

shp_output_path = 'C:/test/P8_100.shp'

layerFields = QgsFields()

writer = QgsVectorFileWriter(shp_output_path, 'UTF-8', layerFields, QgsWkbTypes.Point, QgsCoordinateReferenceSystem('EPSG:25830'), 'ESRI Shapefile')

editlayer = QgsVectorLayer(shp_output_path, 'P8_100', "ogr")

layer_provider = editlayer.dataProvider()
layer_provider.addAttributes([QgsField('id', QVariant.Int)])

#I reload the layer, otherwise I could not add new features
editlayer = QgsVectorLayer(shp_output_path, 'P8_100', "ogr")

So, when I click on the canvas the usual window to insert the id value pops up. I insert a value. After inserting all the values, and before saving changes, I open the attribute table, and I see that the values inserted appear in the id attribute of the attribute table. However, if I save the changes, these values automatically change to NULL.

This does not happen when I launch this code from the python console of QGIS. It happens when the code is launched as a plugin.

I would like that the id values inserted in the pop-up window are inserted in the attribute table after saving changes manually or using commitChanges() command.

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The solution was really easy. I had just to add del(writer) after writer = QgsVectorFileWriter(shp_output_path, 'UTF-8', layerFields, QgsWkbTypes.Point, QgsCoordinateReferenceSystem('EPSG:25830'), 'ESRI Shapefile').

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