Bug report #14254

FileGDB (ESRI FileGDB) from newer ArcGIS-Versions couldn't be opened

Added by Benjamin Schepers over 8 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

Category:Data Provider/OGR
Affected QGIS version:2.12.2 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:not reproducable
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:22250


Accessing a FileGDB (via ESRI-FileGDB driver) seems to be broken with a FileGDB created by newer ArcGIS-versions (10.3+).
FileGDBs createdare usable.

Maybe this issue is caused by ESRI due to a version-upgrade of FileGDB-API-dll from 1.3 to 1.4?
The included .dll in OSGeo4W-Installation is version 1.3.

DEMO.zip (911 KB) Benjamin Schepers, 2016-02-09 08:07 AM


#1 Updated by Benjamin Schepers over 8 years ago

FileGDBs created with earlier ArcGIS-versions are usable.

#2 Updated by Saber Razmjooei over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback
  • Category set to Data Provider/OGR

Could you provide an example file?

#3 Updated by Benjamin Schepers over 8 years ago

ERROR messsage was: "... infrastructure_1.gdb is not a valid or recognized data source."

Due to our ArcGIS-Update from 10.1 to 10.3, I concluded, that this was the reason for above error, moreover the file was readable in a crosscheck by self compiled GDAL/OGR on Linux with FileGDB-DLL 1.4 - this was misleading me!

I found the error by myself (two nearly identic GDBs attached, only difference is the layers "buildings" CRS ):
Version1 has a "custom" Authority/CRS in ESRIs point of view - the CRS-Parameters are definitely OK, but CRS-Authority/-ID is not explicitely declared as EPSG/WKID:25832

In Version2 I reassigned the CRS with ArcCatalog to EPSG/WKID:25832 and it worked well with QGIS.

So should we close this bug and open a new one to "implement" a more specific / not misleading error-message, ie. that there was an unknown CRS?
What about generally updating FileGDB-API to ist newest version 1.4?
Sorry for the confusion :-D

#4 Updated by Saber Razmjooei over 8 years ago

This is probably a problem with your local gdal/ogr driver. I can open both files in master and 2.8 in Windows and Linux.

#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 8 years ago

it opens fine also here (both Linux and Win, the latter with the open driver).

#6 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 8 years ago

  • Resolution set to not reproducable
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

closing for lack of feedback.

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