Bug report #6685

Embedded layers in groups cannot be moved

Added by John Tull over 11 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Assignee:Marco Hugentobler
Category:Map Legend
Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:15853


When embedding layers from an outside project, layers that are not in groups can be re-ordered in the map legend. If layers are inside a group, they cannot be re-ordered.

Because embedded layers are treated something analogous to symbolic links inside a project, dependent on properties defined in the outside project file, it is not entirely clear if these layers should all be re-orderable or if they should be locked to the order of the original project from which they were embedded.

A decision on consistency and purpose needs to be made on this behavior so all layers, grouped or otherwise, can be re-ordered, or all layers should be locked and unavailable to re-order in the map canvas. This decision probably needs to be made based on whether or not the order is reset to the original project file when a project with embedded layers is subsequently reopened, or if only the properties are picked up for those layers when reopened.


#1 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 9 years ago

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

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No
  • Regression? set to No

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to end of life
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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