Feature request #1729
MapInfo: OGR layer converter doesn't work
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||Resolution:||wontfix|
|Easy fix?:||No||Copied to github as #:||11789|
#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 11 years ago
- Resolution set to wontfix
- Status changed from Open to Closed
I gave a closer look to this and I have to admit that at the end it works, at least with the latest development version of qgis under both linux and windows.
It happens that under linux the "dataset" field misses the "browse" button, but if you enter by hand the path were the mapinfo files reside, then you can click "connect" and see in "layers" the list of available ones.
Under windows there is the "browse" button so no problem at all.
#7 Updated by sowelu - about 11 years ago
Kubuntu 9.10 AMD64
When I choose a ESRI Shapefile and supply an input filename name then
choose target format of "MapInfo File" and press Browse nothing happens at
all. If you then just press OK it tells you that the target dataset is
missing. I had a look at the code and it looks to me like the line
add( Format( "MapInfo", "MapInfo File", Format::eFile ) );
in format.cpp has the "MapInfo" and "MapInfo File" around the wrong way.
If you reverse these and re-compile, QGIS then allows you to choose the
output target file, but then crashes when you press OK. Looking in the
target directory, OGR Converter writes out the dat, id and map files, but
there is no tab file. If you just enter a name (ie. without '.tab') as the
target filename, it creates a directory and writes the dat, id and map
files, again without the tab.
My GDAL appears to be working as I can do the conversion using ogr2ogr.