Feature request #3704
Shapefile: please improve column management
|Category:||Documentation and Help|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||Resolution:||invalid|
|Easy fix?:||No||Copied to github as #:||13763|
From the manual, section 3.4.7. "Attributes Tab":
"At the moment only columns from PostGIS layers can be removed and added."
That's a very big obstacle for students and simple users. Please, please concentrate your efforts to close that issue.
Thank you very much for your beautiful software.
#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 10 years ago
- Resolution set to invalid
- Status changed from Open to Closed
Shapefiles columns can be added without any obstacle in many ways: trough the attributes table itself, trough the vector properties, trough the field calculator, etc.
Columns cannot be removed but this IS a OGR limitation: in the gdal/ogr trac you'll find a ticket and a patch that awaits to be committed. Until then QGIS (and any other software that uses gdal/ogr) can only use a workaround to delete shapefile columns. In QGIS this "workaround" is a plugin called TABLE MANAGER.
#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 10 years ago
Replying to [comment:3 Stemby]:
Ok, thank you.
I think your clear explication would be useful if inserted in the manual.
You are right: you can see that this trac also has a category for "documentation", so feel free to propose a patch for the manual with a paragraph explaining better this issue.