Feature request #19658

Import into PostGIS => Export to PostGIS

Added by Tobias Wendorff almost 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:GUI
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:27483

Description

I'm not native, but shouldn't the string "Import into PostgreSQL" be named "Export to PostgreSQL"?

Actually, it's "Import from PostgreSQL".

qgis_export.png (91.9 KB) Tobias Wendorff, 2018-08-20 07:13 PM

Associated revisions

Revision 5fab46f4
Added by Nyall Dawson almost 2 years ago

[processing][needs-docs] Refine names for 'Import into PostGIS' algs

Renames the existing algorithms for clarity and consistency
to the format 'Export to PostgreSQL...'. Add tags so that they
still show when searching for the old names, and add descriptions
to make their use more obvious from the toolbox.

Fixes #19658

History

#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

What tool are you referreing? The QGIS native one? the ogr based? DB Manager? Other? what version of QGIS?

#2 Updated by Tobias Wendorff almost 2 years ago

Giovanni Manghi wrote:

What tool are you referreing? The QGIS native one? the ogr based? DB Manager? Other? what version of QGIS?

The QGIS native one in "Processing". See attachment. "Import" might be right, from the DB's point of view. But we're pushing data to the DB.

I've seen this in QGIS 3.x

#3 Updated by Jürgen Fischer almost 2 years ago

  • Subject changed from Import into PostgreSQL => Export to PostgreSQL to Import into PostGIS => Export to PostGIS

#4 Updated by Tobias Wendorff almost 2 years ago

@Jürgen

Just curious: Why did you change the topic? The database is called "PostgreSQL". You don't need PostGIS extensions to load data from QGIS into the DB.

#5 Updated by Jürgen Fischer almost 2 years ago

Tobias Wendorff wrote:

@Jürgen

Just curious: Why did you change the topic? The database is called "PostgreSQL". You don't need PostGIS extensions to load data from QGIS into the DB.

"Import into PostGIS" exists, "Import into PostgreSQL" doesn't - see also your screenshot.

#6 Updated by Tobias Wendorff almost 2 years ago

Jürgen Fischer wrote:

"Import into PostGIS" exists, "Import into PostgreSQL" doesn't - see also your screenshot.

Funny, I didn't realize this. Maybe we should call it "PostgreSQL" then... QGIS is capable of sending non-spatial datasets, too :-)

#7 Updated by Nyall Dawson almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#8 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 2 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented

Tobias Wendorff wrote:

Jürgen Fischer wrote:

"Import into PostGIS" exists, "Import into PostgreSQL" doesn't - see also your screenshot.

Funny, I didn't realize this. Maybe we should call it "PostgreSQL" then... QGIS is capable of sending non-spatial datasets, too :-)

I was not particularly in favor of this change (after all in QGIS users looks to work with spatial data the vast majority of times, and much less with geometryless tables. Also users were used to the "import" word as they look to get data IN the database.), but as you can see it was already done without further discussion.

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