Feature request #21293

Make Geopackage Layer Descriptions more accessible and usable

Added by Michael Dufty over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

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Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:29111


Currently when saving a layer to geopackage in 3.4.4 you are able to specify a description for the layer.
This seems like a really useful feature, but once the layer is saved the description is very difficult to access.
The layer properties in browser does display a "comment" in the metadata tab, but this does not contain the description - is there a way to put a comment in there?

The info tab in DB manager for the geopackage layer does not display the description - I think it should.
Opening the geopackage as spatialite in DB manager, opening gpkg_contents and viewing the table does allow the description to be viewed, so I can see it was saved correctly, but this seems too indirect a way to make use of the information.

Ideally I think it should be visible in the Layer Properties - Information dialogue for a geopackage layer in the project, and also in the properties of the layer (metadata tab) in browser or DB Manager.

It would be even better if it could be edited.

Associated revisions

Revision 5ced04e4
Added by Nyall Dawson over 5 years ago

[ogr] Read Geopackage layer identifier and description into QGIS
layer metadata automatically

Fixes #21293


#1 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 5 years ago

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

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