There seem to be a lot of momentum in the development of QGIS and QGIS plug-ins. Existing plug-ins are regularly updated while new plug-ins are released frequently. One recently released plugin is the quick multi attribute edit plugin. It offers one simple, albeit very handy feature; one click editing of multiple features in a vector layer.
You can get it from the repositories using the menu ‘plugin – fetch python plugins’. This should give you a new button in the toolbar (see below).
Click it and you get a small window which let’s you select the column to be edited and the value. Before using the tool, you should toggle the edit mode for the layer. If you forgot to do so, the plugin will remind you.
That’s all, simple but effective.
The creator of the plugin (Marco) informed me that the upcoming 0.7 release of the plugin will have some new features, including:
- The current layer is automatically switched to write mode to commit changes
- The plugin remembers and auto select from the list the last chosen field and optionally keeps the previous inserted field value