Bug report #14579

Weird OGR Error using MMQGIS to geocode

Added by Aaron Orzech about 8 years ago. Updated almost 7 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.14.0 Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows 10 Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:invalid
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:22552


I am trying to geocode the addresses of about 100 high schools using the NCES's Common Core of Data file. When I browse to it and try to run the MMQGIS plugin on it I get the following error:

Failure creating output shapefile: creation of field hi11f failed (OGR error: Can't create field hi11f in Shape DBF file. Maximum record length reached.)

I have Googled this, and salient subparts of it, and can find nothing. The shapefile components themselves get created, but they do not seem to contain any information.


#1 Updated by Alexander Bruy about 8 years ago

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

This bug should be reported in the plugin bugtracker.

BTW, error message is clear: your shapefile exceeded maximum allowed number of fields. You need to delete some fields or use modern format e.g. SpatiaLite

#2 Updated by Jürgen Fischer almost 7 years ago

  • Category set to Unknown

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