Bug report #15816

QGIS overrides CSVT "String" format and makes integer instead

Added by Kit Ruseau over 7 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.16.2 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 #:23736


I have a CSV file with a corresponding CSVT file of the same name. When I add it as a delimited text layer the formats defined in the CSVT file work for all the fields except one. The CSVT file has "String,"String","String,"Real" but the added fields are text, integer(wrong), text, double. The values in the second field look like integers, however I have defined them as strings because I need to include leading zeros to match a field in a shapefile. When adding this layer the leading zeros are lost because the string of numbers is changed to an integer inspite of the "String" declaration. I've also tried "String,"String(7)","String,"Real" in the CSVT with the same results - text, integer, text, double. What's up? How can I keep my leading zeros?

dialog_create_layer.jpg - dialog create layer (93.6 KB) Steve Toutant, 2017-02-09 12:28 PM

dialog_layer_properties.jpg - Layer properties (31.4 KB) Steve Toutant, 2017-02-09 12:28 PM

qgis_rls_carto.csv Magnifier (502 Bytes) Steve Toutant, 2017-02-10 06:52 AM

qgis_rls_carto.csvt (55 Bytes) Steve Toutant, 2017-02-10 06:52 AM

Related issues

Related to QGIS Application - Bug report #12783: Import CSV via "add delimited text layer" ignores Date fi... Closed 2015-05-20


#1 Updated by Steve Toutant over 7 years ago

Still a bug in 2.18.3

From the Create a Layer from a Delimited text file I see that the field "rls_est" is a string and the leading zero is there. "0111"
But when I click Ok, the layer is created and rls_est field type is integer instead of String, so I lose the leading 0.
See 2 images attached

#2 Updated by Steve Toutant over 7 years ago

Attached, csv and csvt to reproduce the problem

#3 Updated by ramon . over 7 years ago

Hi Kt,

Could you please try with this in your csvt file?

Could you report back if this helps?

#4 Updated by Steve Toutant over 7 years ago

a double quote was missing...This work
tnks ramon

#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 7 years ago

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

#6 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 6 years ago

  • Category set to Unknown

#7 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 6 years ago

  • Related to Bug report #12783: Import CSV via "add delimited text layer" ignores Date fields in CSVT added

#8 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

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

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