Bug report #2330

Loading missing layer (shapefile) requires changing the "Files of type" setting

Added by John Tull over 14 years ago. Updated about 13 years ago.

Assignee:nobody -
Category:Project Loading/Saving
Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System:OS X Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:worksforme
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:12390


When a project is opened and a missing layer is recognized, at least for shapefiles, the layer id is appended to the file name, so a matching file cannot be selected. E.g., the file being searched for in the dialog will be "File of type: Site_Areas.shp|layerid=0" whereas the file name is actually "Site_Areas.shp". The appended layer information seems to be masking the file in the open file dialog requiring the user to switch to all shapefiles in order to make the file selectable.


#1 Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 14 years ago

Still true?

#2 Updated by John Tull about 14 years ago

This is still a problem. I tried for a better title also.

The open file dialog populates the "Files of type" field with something like "my_shapefile.shp|layerid=0". Instead, it should only have the "my_shapefile.shp" without the layerid information. As a consequence, you have to change the "files of type" field every time you encounter a missing shapefile warning.

#3 Updated by Volker Fröhlich over 13 years ago

Looks fine on Linux with 1.6.

#4 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 13 years ago

jctull, can you please test and close it if appropriate?

#5 Updated by John Tull over 13 years ago

This problem persists in the current trunk.

#6 Updated by John Tull over 13 years ago

Still an issue in trunk.

#7 Updated by Maxim Dubinin about 13 years ago

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

seems like this is not an issue anymore with new missing layers dialog

tested under WinXP, f42443c9 (SVN r15701)

please reopen if necessary

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