Bug report #13911

Zoom to layer fails using views

Added by Bruno Moreira about 7 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.10.1 Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:21933


The scenario:
we've got 2 PostgreSQL Layers:
- Layer A, it's a layer where we're abble to insert feature in table XPTO
- Layer B, it's a layer that is a PostgreSQL view that returns the last inserted feature in table XPTO

The problem:
- When we first open QGis and use the "Zoom to layer" on "Layer B" it works well and zooms to last inserted feature, but if we insert a new feature in "Layer A", the "Layer B" automatically graphicaly updates to the last inserted feature, but if we use "Zoom to layer" it zooms to the previous inserted feature and not the last inserted feature.

How to reproduce:
- create table "TEST" with some geometry, and autoincrement ID
- create a view "TEST_view" in PostgreSQL that shows the last inserted item (i used order by id and limit 1)
- create new project in QGis
- add new layer linked to "TEST" table
- add new layer linked to "TEST_view"
- insert feature in layer linked to "TEST" table, and save
- use "Zoom to layer" in "TEST_view" Layer, you'll see it working well
- insert another feature in layer linked to "TEST" table, and save
- use "Zoom to layer" in "TEST_view" Layer, you'll notice that graphically you can see the last inserted item, but you'll zoom to the previous inserted item

PS: noticed that there is a 2.12.0 version will try in that and report back if it's solved

Related issues

Related to QGIS Application - Bug report #13848: Refreshing a vector layer does not change feature count Closed 2015-11-17


#1 Updated by Bruno Moreira about 7 years ago

Just tested on 2.12.1-Lyon, and the bug remains

#2 Updated by Sebastian Dietrich almost 7 years ago

Confirmed on master (dc73fb2a09c6516b7a2149c49f6b62cd11ff83f9).

It does not only affect views, but normal layers based on tables, too:
  • load a layer
  • zoom to the layer extent
  • add some features outside the extent from another application
  • zoom to the layer extent again
    => zooms to the old extent, not showing the new features

What did help in my case was using the Filter... dialog and simply confirming the already present SQL filter.

See also #13848, which is basically the same but for the feature count.

#3 Updated by Jürgen Fischer almost 7 years ago

Sebastian Dietrich wrote:

What did help in my case was using the Filter... dialog and simply confirming the already present SQL filter.

Or "Update Extents" in layer properties.

#4 Updated by Andy Wood almost 7 years ago

Probably the same problem in master (6f393751aa2762e37aee75f15319bc5f9671ae7f)

  • load a project
  • manually zoom in
  • will not "Zoom to Layer" if the layer has a Filter

After the "Zoom to Layer" attempt, manual zoom or panning the map is not possible until a different layer (without a Filter) is selected and "Zoom to Layer" is performed on this layer.

#5 Updated by Jon Douglas over 6 years ago

re: Andy Wood

I see same behavior when i upgraded to 2.14.0 today.
Should a seperate bug be opened for this?

#6 Updated by Andy Wood over 6 years ago

For me, the problem ("Zoom to Layer" on a layer with a Filter) has been fixed in master.

#7 Updated by Anita Graser over 6 years ago

  • Subject changed from [BUG] Zoom to layer fails using views to Zoom to layer fails using views

#8 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

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

#9 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 5 years ago

  • Category set to Unknown

#10 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 3 years ago

  • Resolution set to end of life
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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