Bug report #15465

embedding layers shows current style instead of new style when replacing layers

Added by Donovan Cameron about 5 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Category:Map Legend
Affected QGIS version:2.16.1 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 #:23391


I've got a project file, called "Base - 2.16.1 - 1.qgs" and that map has the current styling - I make styling and labeling changes in this one.

I have a project file called "Project XX2344.qgs" which I would like to embed layers from the "Base - 2.16.1 - 1.qgs" project file.

Both the "Base - 2.16.1 - 1.qgs" and "Project XX2344.qgs" were created with a save-as from an older project file called "Base - 2.14.0 - 6.qgs" so they have a lot of the same layers.

When I open "Project XX2344.qgs" and select Layer > Embed Layers and Groups... and navigate to "Base - 2.16.1 - 1.qgs" the list of layers that pops up actually shows the list and styling from the current "Project XX2344.qgs" project instead.

I think there is a problem when both projects have the same layer loaded (maybe the layer_id?).
I tried removing a layer from "Project XX2344.qgs" then embedding that layer from the "Base" project and it works.

For a suggestion maybe have an option to "replace" duplicate layers like prompting the user that there is another layer in the current project that matches a layer from the project that they're pulling layers from to embed.
This prompt could get tedious for lots of layers, so it could be a master toggle/checkbox in the Layer > Embed Layers and Groups... window.


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 4 years ago

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

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 2 years ago

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

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