Bug report #16614

Version 2.18.8 python loading vector layers - cannot name vector layer

Added by Holly Brown about 7 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Category:PyQGIS Console
Affected QGIS version:2.18.8 Regression?:Yes
Operating System:Linux Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:24514


To load a vector layer to the map canvas and layers panel I have been using this command:
layer = iface.addVectorLayer("/path/to/shapefile/file.shp", "layer name you like", "ogr")

With the recent QGIS update, I am able to properly load vector layers to the map canvas, but the naming scheme automatically sets to an undesired output in the layers panel:
"layer name you like" "file name" "Geometry type"
Nomenclature NP_Nomenclature Point

Simply renaming the layer works just fine, but I would like a functionality where I can load and name the layer at one time.



Related issues

Related to QGIS Application - Bug report #16598: Adding PostGIS layers from the browser or DB-Manager cras... Closed 2017-05-22
Related to QGIS Application - Bug report #15510: layers naming inconsitencies Closed 2016-09-01


#1 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 7 years ago

  • Resolution deleted (wontfix)

#2 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 7 years ago

  • Crashes QGIS or corrupts data changed from Yes to No

#3 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 7 years ago

  • Related to Bug report #16598: Adding PostGIS layers from the browser or DB-Manager crashes QGIS (mini-dump) added

#4 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 7 years ago

#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

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

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