My QGIS (3.22. Biatowieza) question is the following: I have a line layer with objects that have a length in metres. And there is a separate point layer with point objects that are located besides of the line geometry, not directly on it.

Finally, the point objects should get a position attribute corresponding to the belonging length of the line (possibly with rectangle transformation as the nearest distance between line and point object).

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On the point layer, you can get the length of the nearest line with this expression (e.g. with Field calculator to create a new attribute):

    'line',  -- replace with the name of your line layer

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