[QGIS-Developer] how to find all features from original data in filtered layer

Richard Duivenvoorde rdmailings at duif.net
Mon May 15 04:25:23 PDT 2017

I have a TimeManager-handled layer, meaning a layer which has a filter 
on it based on a attribute 'time'. So the layer has a subsetString.

Say, the total hour based dataset is 24 hour, so I see 1 hour at a time 
(using TimeManager)

BUT now I want to select all features from the original/whole dataset 
based on another attribute (usecase: select 1 feature and find others 
based on the value of one attribute of that feature, and show the count 
in total set).

I tried something like:

request = QgsFeatureRequest()
it = l.getFeatures( request.setFilterExpression( u'"device" = 
\'NL1212\'' ) )
for f in it:
     i += 1
     print "{} {}".format(i, f['gml_id'])

But still I get just 1 result.

Looking into the api I found: 
layer.dataProvider().featureSource().getFeatures(), but that already has 
the subsetString set

Anybody a clue or workaround (loading the data a second time in a hidden 



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