Bug report #19675

Retriving symbology from a Spatialite database issue

Added by Loïc Bfr over 5 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.18.23 Regression?:No
Operating System:win 10 Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:27500


concerning DB manager plugin and its style saver function.
It's possible to create a layer called "layer_style" in a DB if in QGIS a style is saved in the property pannel ("style" button, function "saved in a DB (spatialite)"). Thus a layer_style is created, saving all the styles created and saving, one after one. I can allow a default style to a layer and this works if I load a layer in QGIS, the style is coming with. But if I move the DB file in windows folders and reconnect the DB, the link is destroyed and the layer with default style are loaded with a random one. Thus I have to recover the style manually, searching it in the DB. This appear in v2.18, with v3.2 it's worst. The layer is loaded with a random style but if I go to recover the style in my DB with property pannel, this one doesn't even appear in the list althoug it is well in the layer_style table(we can see it in the table view). Any idea of the reason of this?


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Giuseppe Sucameli)

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Category changed from DB Manager to Symbology
  • Priority changed from Low to Normal
  • Status changed from Open to Feedback
  • Subject changed from DB manager malfunction to Retriving symbology from a Spatialite database issue

There is certainly an issue on QGIS 3/master, see #19680

About your report:

layers are always loading with a "random" style if QGIS does not find any style to be applied (on load), this isn't an issue then.

If I understand well you say the following:

1) I create a SL (Spatialite) BD, imported a layer in it, applied a style, saved the style as default in the DB
2) Loading the layer from the SL DB results in QGIS applying correctly the default style
3) moved the SL DB manually in another location on the local disk
4) in QGIS the connection to the SL DB is recreated/updated in order to point to the new SL DB location
5) loading the layer from the SL DB (using the new/updated connection) will not result in the default style to be used

is the above a correct description of the issue?

#3 Updated by Loïc Bfr over 5 years ago

That's exactly that.
That is for v2.18 and for v3.2 there is also the issue exactly explained in the topic you pointed (issue 19680).

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Open

#5 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.

#6 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 5 years ago

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

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