Bug report #16727

Importing files from GDB containing a .shp file

Added by Jack Andersen almost 7 years ago. Updated almost 7 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.18.9 Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows 7 Enterprise Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:wontfix
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:24626


When using the, Add Vector Layer -> Directory -> Type= "OpenFIleGDB" and browsing to a Geodatabase created by ArcGIS, QGIS presents the user with the layers available in the GeoDatabase.
However i recently placed a shapefile into my GeoDatabase in windows explorer by accident. When trying to open my Geodatabase using the above method in QGIS i am now only presented with the shapefile that i misplaced even though i selected the "OpenFIleGDB" option in the import dialog.
It would be nice if QGIS would treat the "folder/Geodatabase" as a geodatabase when "OpenFIleGDB" is selected and not as a folder.


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Low
  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

"...placed a shapefile into my GeoDatabase in windows explorer by accident..."

it seems to me a very (very) edge case, considered that anyway as you say in the folder representing a filegeodatabase users should never put other datasources... won't you agree?

I personally won't even consider this a low priority bug, and honestly not even a feature request.

#2 Updated by Nyall Dawson almost 7 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

Agreed - the amount of work required to fix this is not justified by the extreme rareness of reproducing it in the wild.

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