Feature request #21165

copy layer to scratch layer

Added by Tobias Wendorff about 5 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

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Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:28983


In many cases it's useful to copy a "physical" layer into memory (a scratch layer). For exammple, when you've run a SQL query through DB manager, the created layer can't be edited. Also, memory layers can give a huge speed boost from slow sources.

Instead of using copy+paste, it would be nice to have a function "copy to scratch layer".

Right now, I'm using Merge vector layers for this. It works as expected, but it adds two non-wanted columns.


#1 Updated by Tobias Wendorff about 5 years ago

Edit: On mailing list, some months ago Frank Br. suggested to use Save selected features. But for this all objects would have to be selected first, which may cause unnecessary loading and disk-accessing time. It also doesn't work for non-geometries, like pure data tables.

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