Bug report #18586

Attribute Table - can not add to UPDATABLE VIEW

Added by Evan Carroll about 6 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Category:Data Provider/PostGIS
Affected QGIS version:2.14.18 Regression?:No
Operating System:Ubuntu Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:26474


When on a layer representing a table (non-view), if I

  • Toggle (enable) Editing
  • Open Attribute Table
  • Add a Feature

If that table has a column which has a default, for instance, a sequence (as in the case of a table create with a `serial` type), the default is populated.

For instance.

CREATE TABLE foo ( id serial PRIMARY KEY, bar text, geom geometry );

I and add the `foo` layer to the table, you can add new keys. If you do you'll see id is prepopulated with


In fact, shy of putting in a number, you can't change that because QGIS realizes it's a int. However, if you add a VIEW representing that table.


You can create a view which is now by default editable. Under PostgreSQL, you can for instance

INSERT INTO baz (bar) VALUES ('myText');

And, that will work fine. But in QGIS, you can not add anything to it. The default condition of,


Is not carried over, and even worse you can't paste it in.


#1 Updated by Evan Carroll about 6 years ago

I meant to make that table geometry(point). You can't get anywhere with regular geometry.

#3 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Please test with QGIS 3.4 - QGIS 2.18 reached it's end of life.

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

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

End of life notice: QGIS 2.18 LTR


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