Bug report #17125
"Show Selected Features" option renders QGIS unusable with large layers
|Affected QGIS version:||2.18.12||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Windows 7 / Ubuntu 16.04||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:||end of life|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||Yes||Copied to github as #:||25024|
When using QGIS with a large layer (here a PostGIS POINT layer with ~ 8.9 mio records) and setting the attribute table to show only selected features one can force QGIS to be not responsive for a long time (killed it after waiting ~2h in background).
For this to happen you just have to click the canvas (not selecting other features) with the select tool enabled (e.g. deselecting by clicking an area without points).
When directly selecting other points in a new selection QGIS will not freeze.
The deselect button in the toolbar works just fine combined with "show only selected features" enabled.
When clicking the canvas with the attribute table showing all features, there is no problem at all.
I observed that the problem gets worse the bigger the layer. Limiting above mentioned Layer to ~ 3 mio records, just causes a freeze of QGIS which lasts a couple of seconds. It seems at some record count QGIS reaches a state where it will not recover from unresponsiveness as it does with a subset of the layer.
#3 Updated by Andreas Wicht about 1 year ago
Tested now with QGIS 3.4.3:
- initial opening of the attribute table takes several minutes (> 5min)
- changing state from "show all features" to "show selected features" with features already selected (cancelled after > 30 min)
- changing state from "show all features" to "show selected features" without features already selected (works as expected, including the action described in the initial ticket [deselect by clicking next to a feature])
So there is still clearly something wrong with the attribute table code.
The dataset loaded is a address point dataset of the Netherlands. So nothing out of the ordinary.
#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 1 year ago
- Resolution set to end of life
- Status changed from Open to Closed
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