L’élément Table Attributaire

Any layer in the project can have its attributes shown in the print layout. You can use this to decorate and explain your map with information about underlying data. Use the addTable Add Attribute Table tool following items creation instructions to add a new map item that you can later manipulate the same way as exposed in Interacting with layout items.

By default, a new attribute table item loads first rows of the first (alphabetically sorted) layer, with all the fields. You can however customize the table thanks to its Item Properties panel. Other than the items common properties, this feature has the following functionalities (see figure_layout_table):


Attribute table Item Properties Panel

Propriétés principales

The Main properties group of the attribute table provides the following functionalities (see figure_layout_table_ppt):


Attribute table Main properties Group

  • For Source you can by default only select Layer features allowing you to select a Layer from the vector layers loaded in the project.

    The dataDefined data-defined override button near the layer list allows you to dynamically change the layer which is used to populate the table, e.g. you could fill the attribute table with different layer attributes per atlas page. Note that the table structure used (column settings) is the one of the layer shown in the Layer drop-down list and it is left intact, meaning that setting a data defined table to a layer with different field(s) will result in empty column(s) in the table.

    In case you activate the checkboxGenerate an atlas option in the Atlas panel (see Générer un Atlas), there are two additional Source possible:

    • Current atlas feature (see figure_layout_table_atlas): you won’t see any option to choose the layer, and the table item will only show a row with the attributes from the current feature of the atlas coverage layer.

    • and Relation children (see figure_layout_table_relation): an option with the relation names will show up. This feature can only be used if you have defined a relation using your atlas coverage layer as parent, and the table will show the children rows of the atlas coverage layer’s current feature.

  • The button Refresh Table Data can be used to refresh the table when the actual contents of the table has changed.


Attribute table Main properties for “Current atlas feature”


Attribute table Main properties for “Relation children”

  • The button Attributes… starts the Select Attributes dialog, (see figure_layout_table_select) that can be used to change the visible contents of the table. The upper part of the window shows the list of the attributes to display and the lower part helps you sort the data.


    Attribute table Select attributes Dialog

    Dans la section Colonnes, vous pouvez :

    • Move attributes up or down the list by selecting the rows and then using the arrowUp and arrowDown buttons to shift the rows. Multiple rows can be selected and moved at any one time.

    • Add an attribute with the signPlus button. This will add an empty row at the bottom of the table where you can select a field to be the attribute value or create an attribute via a regular expression.

    • Remove an attribute with the signMinus button. Multiple rows can be selected and removed at any one time.

    • Reset the attribute table back to its default state with the Reset button.

    • Clear the table using the Clear button. This is useful when you have a large table but only want to show a small number of attributes. Instead of manually removing each row, it may be quicker to clear the table and add the rows needed.

    • Cell headings can be altered by adding the custom text in the Heading column.

    • Cell alignment can be managed with the Alignment column which will dictate the texts position within the table cell.

    • Cell width can be manually managed by adding custom values to the width column.

    Dans la section Trier, vous pouvez :

    • Add an attribute to sort the table with. Select an attribute and set the sorting order to Ascending or Descending and press the signPlus button. A new line is added to the sort order list.

    • select a row in the list and use the arrowUp and arrowDown buttons to change the sort priority on attribute level. Selecting a cell in the Sort Order column helps you change the sorting order of the attribute field.

    • use the signMinus button to remove an attribute from the sort order list.

Filtrage des entités

The Feature filtering group of the attribute table provides the following functionalities (see figure_layout_table_filter):


Attribute table Feature filtering Group

Vous pouvez :

  • Définir un nombre de Lignes maximales à afficher.

  • Activer checkbox Supprimer les lignes en double de la table pour ne montrer que les enregistrements uniques.

  • Activate checkbox Show only visible features within a map and select the corresponding Linked map whose visible features attributes will be displayed.

  • Activate checkbox Show only features intersecting Atlas feature is only available when checkbox Generate an atlas is activated. When activated it will show a table with only the features which intersect the current atlas feature.

  • Activer checkbox Filtrer avec et fournir un filtre en tapant dans la ligne d’entrée ou insérer une expression régulière en utilisant le bouton d’expression expression. Voici quelques exemples de déclarations de filtrage que vous pouvez utiliser lorsque vous avez chargé la couche des aéroports à partir du jeu de données exemples :

    • ELEV > 500

    • NAME = 'ANIAK'


    • regexp_match( attribute( $currentfeature, 'USE' )  , '[i]')

    La dernière expression régulière inclura seulement les aéroports qui ont une lettre “i” dans le champ d’attribut “USE”.


The Appearance group of the attribute table provides the following functionalities (see figure_layout_table_appearance):


Attribute table appearance Group

  • Cocher checkbox Afficher des lignes vides remplira la table attributaire avec des cellules vides; cette option peut aussi être utilisée pour proposer des cellules vides supplémentaires lorsque vous avez un résultat à montrer !

  • Avec les Marges de cellule, vous pouvez définir les marges autour du texte dans chaque cellule de la table.

  • Avec Afficher l’en-tête, vous pouvez sélectionner à partir d’une liste une des options par défaut “Sur le premier cadre”, “Sur tous les cadres”, ou “Pas d’en-tête”.

  • L’option Tables vides contrôle ce qui sera affiché lorsque la sélection des résultats est vide.

    • N’afficher que les en-têtes affichera seulement l’en-tête, excepté si vous avez choisi “Pas d’en-tête” pour Afficher l’en-tête.

    • Masquer la table entière affichera seulement le fond de la table. Vous pouvez activer checkbox Ne pas afficher le fond si le cadre est vide dans Cadres pour cacher complètement la table.

    • Afficher le message défini affichera l’en-tête et ajoutera une cellule couvrant toutes les colonnes et affichera un message comme “Pas de résultat” qui peut être proposé dans l’option Message à afficher

  • L’option Message à afficher est seulement activée lorsque vous avez sélectionné Afficher le message défini pour Table vide. Le message proposé sera affiché dans la table sur la première ligne, lorsque le résultat est une table vide.

  • With Background color you can set the background color of the table using the color selector widget. The Advanced customization option helps you define different background colors for each cell (see figure_layout_table_background)


Attribute table Advanced Background Dialog

  • Avec l’option Activer le retour à la ligne après , vous pouvez indiquer un caractère qui servira de retour à la ligne pour le contenu de chaque cellule.

  • With Oversized text you define the behavior when the width set for a column is smaller than its content’s length. It can be Wrap text or Truncate text.

Afficher les bordures

The Show grid group of the attribute table provides the following functionalities (see figure_layout_table_grid):


Attribute table Show grid Group

  • Activate checkbox Show grid when you want to display the grid, the outlines of the table cells. You can also select to either Draw horizontal lines or Draw vertical lines or both.

  • Avec Épaisseur du trait vous pouvez définir l’épaisseur des lignes utilisées pour les bordures.

  • The Color of the grid can be set using the color selection widget.

Styles de polices et textes

The Fonts and text styling group of the attribute table provides the following functionalities (see figure_layout_table_fonts):


Attribute table Fonts and text styling Group

  • You can define Font and Color for Table heading and Table contents, using font and color selector widgets.

  • For Table heading you can additionally set the Alignment to Follow column alignment or override this setting by choosing Left, Center or Right. The column alignment is set using the Select Attributes dialog (see figure_layout_table_select ).


The Frames group of the attribute table properties provides the following functionalities (see figure_layout_table_frames):


Attribute table Frames Group

  • Avec le Mode de redimensionnement vous pouvez sélectionner la façon de rendre le contenu de la table attributaire :

    • Use existing frames displays the result in the first frame and added frames only.

    • Extend to next page will create as many frames (and corresponding pages) as necessary to display the full selection of attribute table. Each frame can be moved around on the layout. If you resize a frame, the resulting table will be divided up between the other frames. The last frame will be trimmed to fit the table.

    • Repeat until finished will also create as many frames as the Extend to next page option, except all frames will have the same size.

  • Use the Add Frame button to add another frame with the same size as selected frame. The result of the table that will not fit in the first frame will continue in the next frame when you use the Resize mode Use existing frames.

  • Activate checkbox Don’t export page if frame is empty prevents the page to be exported when the table frame has no contents. This means all other layout items, maps, scalebars, legends etc. will not be visible in the result.

  • Activer checkbox Ne pas afficher le fond si le cadre est vide empêche le fond d’être affiché lorsque le cadre de la table n’a pas de contenu.