Bug report #16055

SVG marker path keeps getting lost from style definition

Added by Patrick Dunford over 7 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Category:Project Loading/Saving
Affected QGIS version:2.14.10 Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:23970


I have some styles that use SVG markers loaded from a file on the computer. The file path is relative to the project path and the actual disk location of the file never ever changes.

Every single time I install Qgis on a new computer and then open an existing project it has forgotten where the SVG files for these markers are and I have to go through every style that uses a SVG marker and tell it where the file is on the computer.

There are two issues
1. If I have loaded the global styles (in the style manager) from a file on the computer then that file (the location of which also never changes) should be able to tell Qgis where to find the SVGs instead of just resetting the path to Qgis/apps/qgis-ltr/svg which it is doing.
2. If I use rule based styles these styles are saved in the project file and should be including the information needed to reload the SVGs on a new computer.

In other words it seems this information is stored globally in the configuration settings for the Qgis application and not with style definitions which in some cases are saved in a project file rather than being globally defined.


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 7 years ago

  • Category set to Project Loading/Saving

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 7 years ago

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

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

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

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