I'm creating a QField project to field inventory land use.

I want to be able to see the old value and then update a new value in two columns in a form. Is there some way? Maybe if I create two layers, one with old values and one empty layer for storing the new ones? But how can I place them side by side in the Form layout?

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  • Do you want to still store the old value? Jun 18, 2021 at 7:13

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If you want to store the old value ('Landuse'), I would use the old values for the new field ('Updated landuse') as a reference list in the attribute drag drop list (value map widget).

The new field would be editable using the existing list of values with drop down menu. And also maybe I would add the old value field as uneditable enter image description here

But if you want to have a proper solution witch stores the old values in history files and replaces it with new values, I would suggest using PostGIS in the background.

And for the parallel view of those two fields, you could use the the containers (click +button and add a new container as a tab : enter image description here

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