Bug report #11580

Cannot edit shapefiles created in older versions of QGIS

Added by Thomas Wyse about 8 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.6.0 Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:worksforme
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:19841


I can only edit shapefiles created with version 2.6. Old projects load correctly, but shapefiles can't be edited.


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

please attach a sample project with data to allow us make tests.

#2 Updated by Nicolas Cadieux about 8 years ago

I had this problem with shape files created in AutoCAD 2013. These layers only had 3 associated files each and not the usual 4 or 5. Solved it by doing a "save as". Then the shape file could be edited. Could this be the source of the problem?

#3 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 8 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

You probably exported from AutoCAD without attributes. Shapefiles without attributes are readonly in OGR.

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