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How can I select an entire column in the attributes table in QGIS? Ideally I would like to do it using a keyboard shortcut. In a search around the net I cannot find a way to do it.

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  • What do you want to do with that column? – Erik Mar 26 at 11:21
  • Copy and paste into either excel or a text file – luciano Mar 26 at 15:52
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I don't think you can select a single column. If you want to export a single column for copying into Excel or something then you have a couple options. You could select the entire table, copy, paste it into a spreadsheet, and the delete the unwanted columns. Or you could right click on the layer in the table of contents and click Export > Save Features As, then set the format to MS Office Open XML Spreadsheet and deselect all the columns/fields that you do not want to export.

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Make a virtual layer with SQL query

select column from table

Then you can select all attributes from the virtual layer with Ctrl-a.

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