Bug report #14442

Save Style to DB (Postgres) error

Added by baditaflorin - almost 8 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.14.3 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:22421


When i want to save the style to the DB i get this error

Unable to save layer style. It's not possible to create the destination table on the database. Maybe this is due to table permissions (user=mapuser). Please contact your database admin


#1 Updated by Maximilian Krambach almost 8 years ago

(context: properties of a postgis layer--> style --> save style --> save style to database)

I can save the layer style here (ubuntu, QGIS 2.14.0). My user has all permissions. From a first glance, INSERT permission is needed in the postgres database. If there is no "layer_styles" table, maybe "CREATE" is needed, as this table is created on the first run.

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

please check your permissions. Reopen of necessary.

#3 Updated by Carlo Bertelli over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to Reopened

On 2.14.3 I get the same error.
The error message is accurate, QGIS issues a CREATE TABLE statement even if the table is already there. Maybe this is due to the old version of PostgreSQL, 8.4; beginning with version 9.1 you can issue a CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS.
Anyway QGIS 2.8.9 saves and loads styles without errors.

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 7 years ago

  • Resolution deleted (invalid)
  • Affected QGIS version changed from 2.12.3 to 2.14.3
  • Category set to Symbology

#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

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

#6 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 5 years ago

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

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