I have some nice shapefiles from Agesic in Uruguay, I need to add to them some information (not as shapefile) that I got from Dinamige to the attribute table. These institution are not the point, the point is that I have a lot of new information to add to the shapefiles.

I was able to add new columns, they look very nice and empty, so I want to copy and paste the new information there and not write it one by one. I have just one attribute that is the same, all the other stuff is new information. The thing is I'm a new QGIS user and I don't understand how Python Console works, that is like out of my league. I was searching someone with the same problem but I don´t find it. Does anyone know how to do this?

  • To supply an answer I need to know what format the data you want to import is in? is it an excel or a vector format?
    – GeorgeC
    Jul 23 '13 at 23:40

If you have a common attribute in both the existing .SHP and the "file" (lets call it a .csv) I use the attribute join feature either as part of QGIS or the mmqgis plug in. That is how I do what you are wanting to do when I want to append sales data to residential properties in a DCDB.

Also this process can take a long time i.e press go and come back in a day so if someone has a quicker solution I would love to know also. These processes above do not allow you to quantify how successful the process was. It just writes the results to a new .shp file.

  • The data I want to import is a .txt, I imported in excel. It has no spatial data.
    – Manugea
    Jul 24 '13 at 0:07
  • Yeahhh!!! It worked!! It seems like magic to me ;) Thank you a lot!! Cool, you made my work rock!
    – Manugea
    Jul 24 '13 at 0:15
  • No Problem glad to be of assistance :-) Jul 24 '13 at 5:02

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.