Bug report #3682
Delimited Text Layer Plugin and empty columns
|Affected QGIS version:||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||All||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||Resolution:||fixed|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||Copied to github as #:||13741|
Delimited Text Layer plug-in does not cope with TAB delimited text with extra TAB mark at the end of each row. Such a file is parsed, and a layer is added, but no geometry can be found in the map.
#2 Updated by zirneklitis - over 10 years ago
Let's skip or correct this line 37. I have added the new version of the problematic file.
The problem is not in TAB as a delimiter, but with an extra TAB at the end of lines. Just remove these extra TAB symbols and the file is readable for QGIS.
In short: Delimited Text Layer plug-in is not capable to read TAB delimited text files with extra TAB symbols at the end of lines.
It's quite easy to generate such incorrectly formatted text files. Delimited Text Layer plug-in must be more forgiven for such mistakes.
#3 Updated by Volker Fröhlich over 10 years ago
I should have said I'm trying on Trunk. Removing the trailing tabs does not help on Trunk. Just replacing them with pipes, for instance, solves the problem, even if they are trailing.
Something about trailing delimiters was corrected after 1.6, if I remember correctly, but I can't find it now.
gsherman might be the better addressee, by the way.