I want to append zonal statistics to a polygon layer. I am trying the zonal statistics tool from the processing toolbox and it is working ok, but it is exporting the data to a new layer.

I don't want it to go to a new layer, I want it to be appended to the existing layer as this layer has relates with other layers of the project that I want to keep.

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If you create a model you have access to "Zonal statistics (in place)" which does what you want.

I dont know why this tool cant be find in the Processing toolbox?

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I actually ran into this same issue today. The appending behaviour used to be the default one, but has been changed in recent versions for some reason. I have just verified and you can access the previous functionality with QGIS 3.10.

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