Bug report #15912
Misleading behavior when copying style while using layer variables
|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 #:||23829|
Qgis now offer a powerfull variable defining mechanism with three level (Global,Project,Layer)
On the other hand the "copy style" drop-down menu in the layers panel of the GUI offer a convenient way to re-use an existing style.
One is tempted to copy style from one layer to an other that share the same schema but have different variables.
However as of now copy style behavior is to overwrite variables from the destination layer using the copied layer variables.
This is in my opinion a very misleading behavior and greatly cripple the usefulness of the variables mechanism when both tools are used together.
It would be more coherent if "copy style" only overwrite the styling but let the layers variables untouched.
Variables in my opinion are a kind of data properties so it's very counter-intuitive that a styling tool get to alter them.
#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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