Feature request #2659

Saving multilayer vector datasets as several shapefiles

Added by Maxim Dubinin about 11 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:wontfix
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:12719


One can load multilayer data in QGIS (for example Mapinfo TABs), but Save as vector saves only polygons.

It should probably check for how many layers is there and save them all with _line, _polygon etc suffixes.

Dataset to play with: http://www.directionsmag.com/files/index.php/download/462


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 9 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 9 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 2.0.0

#3 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

#4 Updated by Médéric RIBREUX over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback
  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No
  • Assignee deleted (nobody -)

Hello, bug triage...

as far as QGIS 2.13, when you open a multilayer file, QGIS loads one layer for each geometry type (Point/Line/Polygon). So if you want to save them, you have no other choice than saving each layer one by one.

Is that what you meant by multilayer file (a file with multiple geometry types) ? If it is the case I think we can close this feature request

#5 Updated by Médéric RIBREUX over 5 years ago

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

Hello, bug triage...

I am closing this feature request because there is no feedback after one month and because QGIS doesn't manage multilayers files as a unique layer with multiple geometric types anymore.
Feel free to re-open it with a better explanation of the new feature...

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