Feature request #12584

Change layer source

Added by James Harvey almost 9 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:20709


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.


#1 Updated by James Harvey over 8 years 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 almost 7 years ago

changeDataSource plugin functionality should really be merged into core QGIS.

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

#4 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 6 years ago

  • Category set to Unknown

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