Bug report #15831

dbmanager error, no such function: GeometryType

Added by Donovan Cameron over 4 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Category:DB Manager
Affected QGIS version:2.18.0 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 #:23751


I'm running a workshop currently and have encountered an issue with DBManager and Spatialite geometry tables.

When we open up DBManager, all the tables that should be geometry are listed as simple tables.
Loading them from DBManager into the map canvas loads them as tables as well.

Browser shows them correctly as spatial tables and loads them fine.

This issue has been seen on MacOSX, Windows (via OSGeo4W installer) and Linux.

The error in DBManager pops up when you highlight one of the tables, like "tlus_pt" and switch to the "table" tab.
It says - no such function: GeometryType

I've attached our spatialite database for reference.

imw2016_day3.tar.gz - example spatialite database gzipped (402 KB) Donovan Cameron, 2016-11-10 10:15 AM


#1 Updated by Donovan Cameron over 4 years ago

FYI, my version info on linux:

sqlite 3.15.1
spatialite 4.4.0
gdal 2.1.r36188
qgis 2.18.0.r68.gfd7f348

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 4 years ago

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

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 2 years ago

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

End of life notice: QGIS 2.18 LTR


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