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I have been facing issues trying to achieve a very simple task which consists in deleting selected features with pyqgis.

Here is a sample of my code :

  1. I select manually the features of the shapefile A
  2. I select all the features of the shapefile B that intersects the selected features of shapefile A
  3. I try to delete all the selected features of the shapefiles A and B
from qgis.core import *
from qgis.gui import *
from qgis.utils import *
import processing 

iface.actionSelect().trigger()
shapefileA= iface.activeLayer()    
shapefileA.selectedFeatures()

shapefileB= QgsProject.instance().mapLayersByName('shapefileB')[0]

# SelectByLocation:
alg_params = {
    'INPUT': shapefileB,
    'INTERSECT': QgsProcessingFeatureSourceDefinition(shapefileA.id(), True),
    'METHOD': 0,
    'PREDICATE': [0]
}

processing.run('native:selectbylocation', alg_params)

with edit(shapefileA):   
    for feat in shapefileA.selectedFeatures():
        shapefileA.deleteFeature(feat.id())

with edit(shapefileB):   
    for feat in shapefileB.selectedFeatures():
        shapefileB.deleteFeature(feat.id())

The problem is that the script doesn't work instantly, I need to run it twice to make it work ! (If I run it once it seems it only selects the features of the shapefiles A and B but I have to run in another time for the delete of the features of shapefile A and B to be effective...)

Does someone know what I'm doing wrong ?

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You may try the following to be sure you delete features after processing run really ended

from qgis.core import *
from qgis.gui import *
from qgis.utils import *
import processing 

iface.actionSelect().trigger()
shapefileA= iface.activeLayer()    
shapefileA.selectedFeatures()

shapefileB= QgsProject.instance().mapLayersByName('shapefileB')[0]

# SelectByLocation:
alg_params = {
    'INPUT': shapefileB,
    'INTERSECT': QgsProcessingFeatureSourceDefinition(shapefileA.id(), True),
    'METHOD': 0,
    'PREDICATE': [0]
}

def callback:
    with edit(shapefileA):   
        for feat in shapefileA.selectedFeatures():
            shapefileA.deleteFeature(feat.id())

    with edit(shapefileB):   
        for feat in shapefileB.selectedFeatures():
            shapefileB.deleteFeature(feat.id())

processing.run('native:selectbylocation', alg_params, onFinish=callback)
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  • Thanks for your reply Thomas ! Actually I solved my issue by integrating my script in a small plugin. I linked the first QPushButton to the selection and the second QPushButton to the deletion of the selected features
    – wanderzen
    Mar 1 at 13:00

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