Bug report #13972
Categorize symbols uses wrong field after table join
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I have two layers: Layer A and Layer B. Layer A is a shapefile. Layer B is from an ESRI File Geodatabase. If I join Layer B to Layer A using a common field and then try to categorize their symbols based on the joined field, it uses the values from the first field in Layer B, rather than the field I have selected for categorization.
I am testing on 2.10.1, Windows 7 installed via OSGEO4W.Steps to reproduce:
- Join Layer A to Layer B using a common field, keeping only the field to be categorized
- Open the styling in layer properties for Layer A
- Select categorized styling
- Select the column from the joined table
- Click the "Classify" button
The correct number of classes are created, but the value that is used comes from the first column of the joined table, rather than coming from the joined field selected for categorization. The value appears to correspond to the first found instance of each class in the joined field.
What should happen:
The classes are populated according to the values in the joined field.
I know there have been issues with the FGDB driver in the past using the wrong field for a variety of operations. This may be related but I can't find the relevant bug report at the moment.
#1 Updated by Sebastian Dietrich about 8 years ago
- Status changed from Open to Feedback
- Category changed from Attribute table to Symbology
Does this only occur when joining to an ESRI File Geodatabase?
There has been some work done in the joining code (see #14118) recently. Can you test using the nightly build?
Can you attach small sample files to reproduce the error?