Bug report #12678

coverage layer not checked before parsing filename expression in atlas generation

Added by Harrissou Santanna over 7 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Assignee:Nyall Dawson
Category:Map Composer/Printing
Affected QGIS version:2.8.1 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:20785


Enable "atlas generation" in a new print composer
Erase the content of fileName expression
And launch atlas export to image (or anything else).
Remark that I haven't selected a coverage layer.
Then you get a message "Unable to evaluate the filename pattern. "Could not set filename pattern as ''. Parser error: '' "
I had to close this dialog more than 200 times before it really gets closed. If I wasn't that patient I would have made QGIS crash my project the first time I got it. Don't find why this number though.

I think there may be a check done on layer coverage value before trying to parse fileNamePattern.


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 7 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.8.2 to Version 2.10

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 7 years ago

  • Target version deleted (Version 2.10)

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No
  • Regression? set to No

#4 Updated by Harrissou Santanna almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Description updated (diff)
  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented

In 3.1 the check is done and user is warned multiple times that the filename requires his attention and without a change, a default name is used.
There's however an issue with the missing coverage layer that i report in #18253.

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