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Back in version 5.0 I had:

FILTER ("<tcode:expression/>" eq '[STATE][COUNTY]') 
final version = FILTER ("11000" eq '[STATE][COUNTY]')

so I would filter out the features with state = 11 and county = 000

Now, in 6.2, it does not work anymore. Does anyone know how to make it work with concatenated attributes?

I know that it would work like this:

FILTER ("11" eq '[STATE]' and "000" eq '[COUNTY]')

but it would really help me to find a way for the concatenation to work like:

FILTER ("11000" eq ('[STATE]'.'[COUNTY]')) -no error, but not display anything

Been browsing the documentation for a while but I just can't make this work.

  • Does it prompt any error if you do like this: FILTER ("11000" eq '[STATE][COUNTY]')? – mfdev Jul 10 '13 at 13:26
  • Hello, Yes, I get an error: Item &#39;STATE][COUNTY&#39; not found. – Robert Jul 10 '13 at 15:10
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According to http://mapserver.org/mapfile/expressions.html#string-operations-that-return-a-string, “String1” + “String2’ returns “String1String2”.

  • Great answer! This works FILTER ("[ATTR_1]"+"[ATTR_2]"="Value1Value2") – user30184 May 20 '14 at 11:59

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