Feature request #1483

Possibility to copy and paste a layer

Added by bjpfei - about 15 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

Category:Data Provider
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:11543


It would be great to have the possibility to copy and paste a layer in the legend.

1.) right mouse click on the layer in the legend

2.) click sth like copy layer

3.) right mouse click somewhere in the legend

4.) click sth like paste layer

I know this is already possible with creating a new shapefile and copying all the features of the existing shapefile and insert them in the new shapefile.
But I think the described way would be much more easy and attractive for many users.



#1 Updated by Maciej Sieczka - about 15 years ago

What is the purpose of this functionality - to actually create a duplicate Shapefile, or to duplicate the layer on the layer's list?

#2 Updated by bjpfei - about 15 years ago

I thought of duplicating the layer on the layer's list.
But maybe creating a duplicate shapefile in this way is also an interesting feature?

#3 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 13 years ago

Unclear what is the use case for this

#4 Updated by Volker Fröhlich almost 13 years ago

Easily duplicating a layer entry in the layer list could be handy if you wanted to use the same dataset but apply different queries.

Could work like drag and drop with Ctrl key down to copy, or so.

#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

#6 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 2.0.0

#7 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

#8 Updated by Larry Shaffer over 11 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (nobody -)
  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No

Implemented in c11df1aa79 as 'Duplicate layer(s)' action. Does not include the copy/paste feature, or drag/drop duplicate support, requested here.

#9 Updated by bjpfei - over 11 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

For me the solution fixed in #5899 is OK.
So ticket can be closed

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