Bug report #14637

Add vector layer includes directory name in the front of the layer and the word 'any' at the end of the layer

Added by Wouter Yperman over 6 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.14.0 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:invalid
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:22601


When I want to import layers using the "add vector layer" button I choose a folder.
When the layers are imported each layer has the name of the folder/directory in front of it and the word 'any' added at the back.
The layer name is "measurements wall any" instead of "wall"
This is extremely annoying since I have to rename every imported layer.


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 6 years ago

  • Operating System deleted (Mac)
  • Status changed from Open to Feedback
  • Category set to Vectors
  • OS version deleted (10.11.4)
  • Target version deleted (Version 2.14)

if your vectors are not directory based (example: file geodatabases are directory based, shapefiles are not) then you should not use the "add vector layer" dialog in "directory" mode. You should use the dialog in "file" mode, enter a folder and then choose as many file based datasources in it.

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 6 years ago

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

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