Bug report #14925

DBF records not deleted, only flagged as deleted

Added by Tony Wicker about 4 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Unknown
Affected QGIS version:2.14.3 Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows 7 64bit Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:22876

Description

Hi,

In v2.8 if I select and delete features from a shapefile layer, save the edits and then remove that layer the dbf file is updated so that the delete records are removed. In v2.14.3 the same steps produce a dbf with "deleted" records only flagged as deleted, not actually deleted. I have read other posts that indicate that QGIS should remove (pack) the records when the layer is removed (saving to new shapefile does delete the flagged records). I wonder if this is somehow connected to another issue I am experiencing in that v2.14.3 does not release shapefile .dbf and .shp files when the layer is removed, e.g. drag drop xyz.shp, remove xyz.shp, try deleting xyz.* in Windows Explorer (generates File in Use error, file is open is qgis.exe)

Rgds,
Tony.

History

#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 3 years ago

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

#2 Updated by Jürgen Fischer almost 3 years ago

  • Category set to Unknown

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 1 year ago

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

End of life notice: QGIS 2.18 LTR

Source:
http://blog.qgis.org/2019/03/09/end-of-life-notice-qgis-2-18-ltr/

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