Bug report #4106

Error in join

Added by Dan Catchpole over 12 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:worksforme
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:14088


I was doing a tutorial and tried to join a CSV file and a Shapefile, and kept getting this error message:

Failure creating output shapefile
C:\\Program Files\\Quantum GIS Wroclaw\\joined.shp
creation of layer failed (OGR error:Failed to open Shapefile `C:\\Program Files\\Quantum GIS Wroclaw\\joined.shp'.

Everything I did followed the tutorial (http://www.projo.com/temp/tim/nicar/qgis_tutorial/#24), so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

CO-EST2008-01-37.csv Magnifier (3.91 KB) Dan Catchpole, 2011-07-20 06:59 PM

tl_2009_37_county.shp (3.73 MB) Dan Catchpole, 2011-07-20 06:59 PM


#1 Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 12 years ago

  • Category set to Vectors

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 12 years ago

  • Target version set to Version 1.7.4

#3 Updated by Alexander Bruy about 12 years ago

  • Crashes QGIS or corrupts data set to No
  • Affected QGIS version set to master

Sample data incomplete/corrupted (only .shp file available). Not reproducible here with master under Windows and Linux

#4 Updated by Jeff Meyer almost 12 years ago

Dan - I encountered a similar issue. Windows doesn't like non-Admins to save things to the C:\\Program Files\\ directory. Have you tried changing the path where you're saving the files? This solved the problem for me.

Alternate resolution: suggest feature to be able to set a default "working folder" path.

#5 Updated by Paolo Cavallini almost 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 1.8.0

#6 Updated by Alexander Bruy almost 12 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

#7 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 11 years ago

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

closing for lack of feedback. Reopen if necessary.

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