Feature request #12584

Change layer source

Added by James Harvey about 2 years ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

Status:OpenStart date:04/15/2015
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Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
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Platform version:2.9.0 Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
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Description

It would be good if it was easier to swap a layer source to a new one in the layer properties where the file location shows. All other settings could be kept.
A change file link button placed at the end of that file reference field would make this task easier.

I have changed file references before using a text editor on the work file, but not the easiest thing to do.

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#1 Updated by James Harvey over 1 year ago

In addition to this, sometimes the data file that I use has a file name change now and then. It is the same data table, but just a name change. It would be good if it was easier to relink these data files up again / swap them out from the file reference in the layer properties.

#2 Updated by Nikolay Lebedev about 2 months ago

changeDataSource plugin functionality should really be merged into core QGIS.

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