I am working on a Plugin that allows users to look for a feature in the database, select it, and then open the Layout designer with map, arrow legend and some labels.

I am looking to add a table that contains the selected feature coordinates if someone could help.

I already tried the code given here: Adding QgsLayoutItemTextTable to Print Layout

Once the script executed, the Layout designer opened and QGIS crashes and shut down

NB : When I delete the last line, the layout is created. But when I open it manualy. QGIS crashes.

project = QgsProject.instance()
layout = QgsPrintLayout(project)

table = QgsLayoutItemTextTable(layout)

# Add columns       
cols = [QgsLayoutTableColumn(),QgsLayoutTableColumn(),QgsLayoutTableColumn()]
cols[0].setHeading("heading 0")
cols[1].setHeading("heading 1")
cols[2].setHeading("heading 2")

#Add only 1 row
table.setContents([['hello', 'world', '!']])

#Base class for frame items, which form a layout multiframe item.
frame = QgsLayoutFrame(layout, table)
frame.attemptResize(QgsLayoutSize(30, 30), True)
# Open the layout designerfor preview

After I deleted the #Add columns section from the code below :

the frame is added and the layout designer opened But the frame is shrinked and the row isn't displayed. enter image description here

  • It looks like a bug. What is QGIS full version, like QGIS 3.xx.x ? Commented Apr 26, 2021 at 4:03
  • You create a LayoutFrame from a table, and then add the frame to the table (which is already in the frame)? Is that right?
    – wingnut
    Commented Apr 26, 2021 at 8:03
  • I use QGIS 3.10 A Corunia... I went step by step through the script and find out that the code line[table.setColumns(cols)] caused the crash... the frame is drawn correctly if I delete that Code line... I found out that the Class QgsLayoutItemTextTable has no attribute ".setColumn"... Still looking for a clue... Thx for all
    – Rid El Mou
    Commented Apr 26, 2021 at 17:58
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    Your script works as expected in QGIS v3.18.1. Commented Apr 26, 2021 at 18:46
  • Thank you, I just upgraded to the last version of QGIS 3.18.2. It's working fine.
    – Rid El Mou
    Commented Apr 26, 2021 at 20:29

1 Answer 1


thanks to @KadirŞahbaz. It was question of upgrading to newest version of QGIS.

enter image description here

  • What is the name of this Plugin? I want to try it when it will be released.
    – KVO
    Commented Jul 11, 2021 at 16:54

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