I have a layer with all countries in the world but I need to label only six of them. I tried this expression:

 "NAME"  = 'Russia' AND 'Canada' AND 'China' AND 'USA' AND 'Brazil' AND 'Australia'

But as a result, I get a label only for Russia. Obviously, something is wrong. How can I solve this?

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If you use an AND your features have to fulfill all your conditions at the same time ... which is probably not what you expect ...

Try something like the following :

Name in ('Russia', 'Canada', 'China', 'USA', 'Brazil', 'Australia')

Use that expression in a rule-based labeling context (Properties/Labels/Rule based labeling and use the previous expression as first rule)

  • Thanks! It works even in single labeling!
    – GeoEth
    Jun 30, 2021 at 11:15
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    The long hand would be "NAME" = 'Russia' AND "Name" = 'Canada'...
    – AWGIS
    Jun 30, 2021 at 12:03
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    @AWGIS your comment show the proper syntax for GeoEth wrong expression, the right way would use the OR operator not AND...
    – J.R
    Jun 30, 2021 at 13:10
  • Apologies, yes you are correct!
    – AWGIS
    Jul 21, 2021 at 13:55

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