I am new to Python and QGIS. I want to populate the comboBox with the first column of the table attribute of the park's layer


 #Populate park's comboBox
        park = layers[0].layer()
        for p in park.getFeatures():


2022-01-03T01:39:23 WARNING Traceback (most recent call last):

File "C:/Users/ADS/AppData/Roaming/QGIS/QGIS3\profiles\default/python/plugins\urban_parks\urban_parks.py", line 217, in run

self.dlg.comboBox_2.addItem(p.attributes()[0]) TypeError: arguments did not match any overloaded call: addItem(self, str, userData: Any = None): argument 1 has unexpected type 'int'

addItem(self, QIcon, str, userData: Any = None): argument 1 has unexpected type 'int'

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    if you're just going to enumerate the park layer's features to populate the comboBox you don't need to call startEditing. In fact, you probably should avoid it.
    – Llaves
    Commented Jan 3, 2022 at 3:36
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    Commented Jan 3, 2022 at 4:45

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The problem is that the feature attributes which you are trying to add to your combo box are evidently of an integer datatype. The addItem() method of QComboBox expects a string argument.

Therefore, you need to cast the attribute value argument to a string:

for p in park.getFeatures():
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    You will also need to remember that when you fetch the selected value from the combo box, it will be returned as a string. To be consistent with the type in the attribute, you will want to convert it back to an int using the int() function.
    – Llaves
    Commented Jan 3, 2022 at 3:39

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