I try to build a QGIS plugin to add data into a SpatiaLite database. All relevant tables are load into the QGIS Layers Panel. At first, I want to select a feature in table_1. This table has geometries and could also select in map canvas. I would specify this in a QgsFeatureListComboBox. My approach is


With this, I get the combo box and can choose a feature. But how to select the feature by the combobox and work with this feature and the information?

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    If your aim is to choose a feature using a combobox, QgsFeaturePickerWidget is more useful. You can get selected feature easily by it. Do you have any specific reason for using QgsFeatureListComboBox? Aug 31, 2021 at 7:47
  • Yes my aim is to choose a feature, receive data and copy the data of one field by this feature into an other table in the database. There I want to collect some ofer data. The copy of the data from one field is to have the relationship between the tables. I will try the QgsFeaturePickerWidgetbut how to receive the relevant informations and put it in the other tables?
    – Torsten
    Aug 31, 2021 at 9:11
  • I made some effort but couldn't find a solution using QgsFeatureListComboBox. Therefore, I will add a solution using QgsFeaturePickerWidget. Aug 31, 2021 at 10:39

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If you use QgsFeaturePickerWidget instead of QgsFeatureListComboBox, you can get the selected feature in the combobox easily.

Sample script for the plugin:

def run(self):


    layer = self.iface.activeLayer()

    picker = self.dlg.mFeaturePickerWidget
    picker.setDisplayExpression('$id') #show ids in combobox

    def select_feature():
        layer = self.iface.activeLayer()
        feature = picker.feature()

        # Do whatever you need with feature

        # For example, select the feature

    button = self.dlg.pushButton

    # show the dialog


Using the sample script, after you choose a feature id in combobox, you can get all attributes and geometry of the feature using picker.feature().

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