I would like to rename some fields in my attribute table:

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Like rename XRF_N3in something else. It seems quite a easy issue but I don't find any information about how can I do that... I've QGIS 1.8 in Mac Mountain Lion.


Since 2.16, you can edit field names in the layer properties when editing is enabled:

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Renaming is possible using Table Manager plugin (http://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/tablemanager/)

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  • The table manager now shows up with the warning message, "may corrupt your data". – Kingfisher Dec 2 '16 at 18:43
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    Good... because it does indeed corrupt the data sometimes ! Better use Refactor fields instead of Table Manager, it's safer. – gisnside Oct 8 '17 at 8:27

Since QGIS 2.16 you no longer need a plugin to do this - you can double click a field name in a shapefile from the vector layer properties window and rename (set the layer as editable first)

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if anyone is having any difficulty finding the Table manager button, for me it was located here:

location of table manager

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