Bug report #16342

Exporting shape file from a SpatiaLite table produces very large file size

Added by R. R. almost 6 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

Category:Data Provider/SpatiaLite
Affected QGIS version:2.18.4 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 #:24252


To reproduce this issue please import a shape file in a SpatiaLite table and export the table as a shape file again. The new shape file is more than twice as large as the original shape file!

16342.m4v (3.92 MB) R. R., 2017-03-11 02:04 PM

qgis_2_18_4_about (91.6 KB) R. R., 2017-03-14 03:10 AM


#1 Updated by R. R. almost 6 years ago

#2 Updated by Saber Razmjooei almost 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Hi Reinhard,

What version of gdal are you using? I can't reproduce the problem with QGIS 2.18.4 (not from a ppa but built against latest gdal) in Ubuntu.

#3 Updated by Saber Razmjooei almost 6 years ago

  • Category set to Data Provider/SpatiaLite

#4 Updated by R. R. almost 6 years ago

Hi Saber,

the QGIS 'About' dialog says 'Compiled against GDAL/OGR 1.11.3':

I noticed this issue on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Windows 7.

#6 Updated by Saber Razmjooei almost 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Open

I can confirm the issue.

Using ogr2ogr the file size is 28 MB. But QGIS save as function output is 47 MB!

#7 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

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

#8 Updated by Nino Formica almost 5 years ago

Tested with GIS 2.18.17 and QGIS 3.0.0 (both GDAL/OGR 2.2.3): confirm the issue.
Sample shapefile VGD-Oesterreich_gen_50 originally has .dbf size 3.8 MB; after import in SpatiaLite and re-export as shapefile it becomes 32 MB !

#9 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 4 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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