Feature request #14093
Prefer the QGIS-providers over the OGR-provider
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For files that are supported by both native QGIS and the GDAL/OGR providers, like CSV, it is usually preferable to use the native one over the GDAL one.
See also #14078
#4 Updated by Even Rouault over 5 years ago
Repeating my comment in #14078: I'd note that the OGR CSV driver has gained editing capabilities in GDAL 2.1dev (specificaly to be used through QGIS), whereas AFAICS the QGIS CSV provider is read-only. It would be a shame that using the OGR CSV driver is no longer accessible. In my (admitedly biased) opinion, dealing with formats should be GDAL job ;-)
#7 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 5 years ago
Sounds right to me: why having a QGIS provider then?
There's lots of features in the QGIS provider not available in the OGR one. Eg custom delimeters and caching. If all these extra features were available in the OGR provider then I'd be in favor of removing the QGIS one.
#8 Updated by Sebastian Dietrich over 5 years ago
- QGIS provider, via
- "Create layer from delimited text file"
- OGR provider, via
- "Add vector layer"
- command line argument
- drag and drop
I was one of those users until I investigated #14078.