In QGIS I've successfully joined three tables of data: 'Addresses', 'Persons', and 'Polygons'. The polygons represent the address on the map, and each address "contains" the names of all people on that address:

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I want to use Display/Map tips to show a list of all people on every address when hovering over the polygon corresponding to the address. I've done this by pasting [% "Person_Name” %] in the Display tab of the properties.

However, I cannot figure out how to print a full list of names. Only the first name on the list appears:

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Is there a solution to print a full list of names when hovering over the address/polygon?


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Can using "Virtual Layer" through Layer > Add Layer > Add/Edit Virtual Layer... to join the tables be an option?

For each address, a list of the names is created. The map tip is then displayed when hovering over the virtual layer.

select  p.adress, 
        group_concat(a.name) as residents from Polygons p
left join adress a
on p.adress = a.adress
group by p.adress

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    BERA, Thank you so, so much! It worked perfectly, and I think that I understand what I did, haha. What I can't figure out (since I know no SQL yet) though, is how to add other information about the people. Let's say that I want to add Erik's gender or age or something. I've tried for a few hours now, but I'm really not getting anywhere. Thanks again!
    – Raspen
    Commented Nov 5, 2022 at 14:19
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    Nice! stackoverflow.com/help/someone-answers You mean in the map tip you want to show name (from one column) and age (from another)?
    – Bera
    Commented Nov 5, 2022 at 14:25

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