I have one point layer and one table inside a GeoPackage. Let's say within the layer attribute table I have 4 columns (A, B, C and D) and in the table I have also 4 columns (E, F, G and H). The possible values of A are the same with the E, the B with the F and the C with the G.

What I want is that, depending on the values I introduce in A, B or C the row D is automatically updated looking at the table when A=E and B=F and C=G then take the H corresponding with this row and paste it into D.

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  • So, you want to create a link based on three fields?
    – Erik
    Jan 14 at 12:40
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    You may create a new field in each table that concatenate the field A, B, C and E, F, G then join your data based on these new field
    – J.R
    Jan 14 at 13:13
  • Are there other rows in table.csv or only four rows?
    – Emma
    Jan 14 at 21:39
  • More rows, like 70 or so! The 4 rows I did it as an example
    – Serggg182
    Jan 15 at 13:56

2 Answers 2


You can use the following script after adding point layer and table to QGIS.

table = QgsProject.instance().mapLayersByName("table_layer_name")[0]
layer = QgsProject.instance().mapLayersByName("point_layer_name")[0]


# add new column named D. if it exists in the layer, delete the line below
layer.addAttribute(QgsField("D", QVariant.String, len=20))

for f in layer.getFeatures():
    filtre = f"E={f['A']} and F={f['B']} and G={f['C']}"
        # Assuming one row matching the filter
        color = [r["H"] for r in table.getFeatures(filtre)][0]
    # if no matching row, the line below throws IndexError.
    # in this case, we should continue to the next feature
    except IndexError: 
    f["D"] = color


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On attribut form, you can use Case expression as this on field D

 when "A" = '1' and "B" = '6' and "C" = '7' then 'Orange' 
 when "A" = '1' and "B" = '1' and "C" = '1' then 'GREEN'
 when "A" = '6' and "B" = '3' and "C" = '1' then 'RED'

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    or, shorter: case when A || B || C = 111 then 'green' when A || B || C = 123 then 'blue' when A || B || C = 367 then 'orange' when A || B || C = 631 then 'red' end
    – Babel
    Jan 14 at 20:01
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    Or : map_get (map('111','green','123','blue','367','orange','631','red'),A||B||C)
    – Babel
    Jan 14 at 20:08
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    what if there are many records in table.csv?
    – Emma
    Jan 14 at 21:38
  • Which is the case. But I could take a bit of coffee and some music and try to write it all. Or is there any maximum number or coding rows I can write inside this expresion calculator?
    – Serggg182
    Jan 15 at 14:07
  • Adding to this, I have to say that, using this approach I wouldnt need the CSV table inside the project. Right? Do you guys know if doing it like this will also populate the result when using QField?
    – Serggg182
    Jan 15 at 14:11

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