Feature request #15740

Inform user of logically deleted records in shapefiles and allow removal

Added by Alessandro Sarretta about 6 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:23662


If a shapefile contains logically deleted records, the user is not informed about that.

The only thing a user can do to delete these records is to edit the shapefile or save it with as a new file (#15407).
Without knowing whether layers already contained in a QGIS projects or new layers have this issue, a user should always edit all the layers to be sure that they not contain logically deleted records.

One possible solution might be to inform the user, when opening a QGIS project or loading a new shapefile, about the presence of logically deleted records in the layers of the project, and provide a simple way to fix this. This could be a "save as" options for corrupted layers or an automatic editing (one record added and then deleted?).

I guess this automatic check could possibly slow down the start of a big project with a lot of layers. The activation of this check might be activated as default but maybe also unchecked in a setting parameter to avoid to slow down the opening of the project when a user is sure to have non-corrupted layers.

Test file can be found attached to this PostGIS ticket:

Related issues

Related to QGIS Application - Bug report #15739: Wrong "Zoom to layer" extent on a shapefile layer with lo... Open 2016-10-21


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

#2 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 5 years ago

  • Category set to Unknown

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