Feature request #13094

Unexpected behaviour in QGIS when saving the duplicate of a point shape

Added by Jan Becker over 7 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Category:Map Legend
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:21161


Hello everyone,

I recognized an unexpexted behaviour in QGIS. I have a point shape and needed a copy of it to delete some points for some analyzing. When I finished editing the copy I was saving it and realized that it overwrites the original shape.

Here is what I did:

1. I loaded a point shape.
2. I duplicate the layer by left clicking on the layer and choosing 'Duplicate'.
3. I delete some points in the duplicated layer and finish it by clicking 'Save layer edits'.
4. When I refresh, the changes are also done for the original layer.

I know that I just create a duplicate of the layer and not the data, but I guess it would be better to have an option that asks if you want to overwrite the original shape file or if you want to save the duplicate as a new. Otherwise it is irritating and giving an unexpexted behaviour.

Best regards


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

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