Bug report #2176

OGR converter: CSV export is broken

Added by Markus Neteler almost 13 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

Category:C++ Plugins
Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System:All Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:wontfix
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:12236


In trunk, the conversion of a SHAPE file (points) to CSV fails. It creates an empty ASCII file.
Additionally, the button description is felt to be confusing: "Dataset" does not indicate that a directory is meant.

Second bug: if the "Dataset" directory already exists, the converter fails with "Failed to create...". In the shell terminal a message is seen that it already exists: it would be important to catch this directory-present error and ask the user to suggest a different name.

"Layer" as button description is also unclear (for CSV): indeed a file name is meant.

See also attachment.


#1 Updated by dr - almost 13 years ago


#2 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 11 years ago

Does keeping a partially broken (and presumably unmaintained) ogr plugin makes sense, now that the same functionality is available through the "Save as..." menu? The only advantage I see is that the plugin does not require opening a layer to convert it, but it is a minor inconvenience if compared to the bugs we have.

#3 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 11 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Plugin removed as per f557e5d6 (SVN r15332)

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