[Qgis-us-user] joining multiple excel files to shape file layers

lyraD A dwarmour at gmail.com
Fri Mar 15 05:22:49 PDT 2019

That’s what I think you should do, unless you can join the tables together in the database before pulling it into Qgis?

> On Mar 14, 2019, at 10:38 PM, Dan Nichols <dan.nichols at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi. I just started playing with QGIS earlier this year.
> I've managed to map a congressional district and the voting precincts.
> I then joined and excel file with voting data from the last election and added 
> a color ramp to color-code the precincts as to how they voted.
> Pretty excited I was able to do that.
> Now the question: I was thinking I could link/color-code multiple data, such as previous election, maybe ethnicity, voter turnout, ..... and be able to turn on/off different data sets.
> Is this possible?
> I don't think I could join multiple excels to the same shape layer ?
> I remember reading something that gave me the idea maybe I save what I've got now as a NEW shapefile - is that right?
> Then I could start over with the original shapefile, join a different excel, save that as new shapefile, then I could add the multiple shapefiles as layers then I could turn them on/off
> Is that possible? Is there an easier way?
> btw, I'm using QGIS 3.4.4 on a Mac
> Thanks for any help!
> Dan Nichols
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