Feature request #6711

Use more robust format (e.g. standard csv) when copying features to an external program

Added by Alister Hood almost 11 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:15876


If you copy and paste vector features from QGIS into another program such as a text editor or a spreadsheet, it uses a simple tab separated format, with each feature on a new line, and no escaping mechanism. This is not very robust - wouldn't it be better to copy in a standard csv format or something?

To demonstrate, open the attached shapefile, select all the features, and copy them to a text editor or spreadsheet. Because one of the features has newlines in the first field, you don't get a sensible result.

test_copy.zip (1.04 KB) Alister Hood, 2012-11-15 09:01 PM


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 6 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

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