Feature request #13871

"build virtual vector": add option to select files. Currently only layers

Added by Armando Forlani over 7 years ago. Updated about 7 years ago.

Assignee:Luigi Pirelli
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:21894


QGIS geoalgorithms->Vector general tools->Build virtual vector
To allow the selection of vector files.

Similarly to gdalbuildvrt (Raster->Miscellaneous->Build Virtual Raster (Catalog) Or GDAL->Miscellaneous->Build Virtual Raster), which allows for selecting shape files.

'Build virtual vector' does not allow selecting files. At the moment the user has to open all layers. For many tiles based vectors (e.g. shape files or any other format) can be time consuming if not impossible (exceeds system resources).

Related issues

Related to QGIS Application - Bug report #14341: Processing: Build Virtual Raster requires loading of all ... Closed 2016-02-20


#1 Updated by Filipe Dias over 7 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Victor Olaya to Luigi Pirelli

#2 Updated by Luigi Pirelli over 7 years ago

This tool was introduced to override a problem using gdal/ogr commands that accept only a single filename as input. Were not possibile to pass a multiple list of files.
The virtual layer would be a collection of layer. So probably it works correctly with this point of view.

btw, I'll be with the person who commited this feature next week... I hope he can add some more comments here

#3 Updated by Luigi Pirelli over 7 years ago

sorry this comment wos for the other related issue

#4 Updated by Alexander Bruy about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Closing this in favour of generic ticket #14641

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