Bug report #10130
updating display when file based layer change (external to qgis).
|Affected QGIS version:||2.2.0||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||linux (fedora)||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:||end of life|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||18589|
Not sure whether this should be viewed as a bug or a feature request.
I have a number of file based layers that are updated by external programs, whilst still running qgis. I have found that qgis does not update the canvas when changes are made to the files (which I understand). I find that I either need to reload the project or remove that layer and re-establish it - this is messy. I have experienced this for both shapefiles and raster files - I think that postgis layers do not have this trouble.
Delimited text files have a watchfile option. This would also be useful for other layer types.
Or an option (possibly) in the layer properties menu to reread/refresh that layer. This keeps all the display attributes. This is similar to the re-calc layer extents button in the properties - general tab.
If these already exist - great but where are they.
#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 2 years ago
- Resolution set to end of life
- Status changed from Open to Closed
End of life notice: QGIS 2.18 LTR