Bug report #2177
OGR converter: CSV export is broken
|Affected QGIS version:||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||All||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||Resolution:||duplicate|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||Copied to github as #:||12237|
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.