Bug report #6205

Update format list in the "Add raster layer" dialog

Added by Médéric RIBREUX about 8 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:1.8.0 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:15518



QGis 1.8 release is built with GDAL 1.9.1. This version of the library can handle lots of new file formats as you can read on the release page . The main problem is that those file formats are not listed on the filters shown to the user who wants to open a new layer or raster. To open those files formats, you have to select the "All files" filter which is a behavior not so natural: users generaly believe that they can open a file only if the format is listed in the open dialog filter list.

I've tested the following file formats and they are working pretty well under QGis:

  • XLS

I believe this is a bug and not a feature because it seems that QGis can open all of the new formats that OGR can open: it is only a user dialog problem.

For the next release, if QGis is built with the 2.0 version of GDAL, you could also add ODS (Open/LibreOffice file format for spreadsheet) in the filters.


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 8 years ago

  • Operating System deleted (All)
  • Subject changed from QGis Open layer and raster dialogs should display all the filters for OGR/GDAL (well) managed files. to Update format list in the "Add raster layer" dialog
  • Target version changed from Version 1.8.0 to Version 2.0.0

#2 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 6 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Lower Priority

#3 Updated by Médéric RIBREUX almost 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented
  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Estimated time set to 2.00


since 56de17e, I've got all the formats I wanted. Time to shut this bug done !

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