Bug report #11274

File path encoding in "delimitedtext"-Provider

Added by l h_ almost 10 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Category:Data Provider/Delimited Text
Affected QGIS version:2.4.0 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:wontfix
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:19572



I have a problem with the path encoding of the "delimitedtext"-Provider - as soon as the file path has a special character the following error-message occurs:

"File cannot be opened or delimiter parameters are not valid"

Here is the code:

@uri = u"file:/" + unicode(fileName) + u"?delimiter={0}&xField={1}&yField={2}&crs=epsg:4326&spatialIndex=yes".format(",", "longitude", "latitude")

self.__csvLayer = QgsVectorLayer(uri, "my_csv_layer", "delimitedtext")@


#1 Updated by Alexander Bruy almost 10 years ago

  • Category set to Data Provider/Delimited Text
  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Please be more specific, which "special" characters? Does it also failed when you load this file via QGIS GUI?

#2 Updated by l h_ over 9 years ago

Special character could be an ä - any non english letter...

#3 Updated by l h_ over 9 years ago

It doesn't fail in the GUI... I think the URI-Constructor of the QgsVectorlayer isn't used there. Our plugin is also written in Python, maybe the problem is there?

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Open

#5 Updated by Minoru Akagi over 9 years ago

You need to convert unicode characters to ascii (URL encoding).

from PyQt4.QtCore import QUrl

filename = u"D:\\\\テスト.csv" 
url = QUrl.fromLocalFile(filename)
url.setQueryItems([["delimter", ","], ["key2", "value2"]])

url.toEncoded()    # -> PyQt4.QtCore.QByteArray('file:///E:/%E3%83%86%E3%82%B9%E3%83%88.csv?delimter=,&key2=value2')

layer = QgsVectorLayer(unicode(url.toEncoded()), "layername", "delimitedtext")

#6 Updated by Minoru Akagi over 9 years ago

last comment has been modified.

wrong: url.toString()
right: unicode(url.toEncoded())

#7 Updated by Alexander Bruy over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented

This is not a QGIS bug, plugin should take care about handling non-ASCII characters. Please reopen if necessary

#8 Updated by Alexander Bruy over 8 years ago

  • Resolution changed from fixed/implemented to wontfix

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