Bug report #7638

MSSQL data provider rounds geometry on save

Added by Matthew Schubert almost 10 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

Assignee:Tamas Szekeres
Category:Data Provider/MSSQL
Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:16559


I've been using a data source coming from an MS SQL server table. I noticed on copying across points to the layer and saving it, the points end up in a slightly different position to the source.

More investigation points to the MS SQL data provider using WKT to insert/update geometry. Because it uses QgsGeometry::exportToWkt(), the WKT is rounded to 6 decimal places. For my source data, this resulted in inaccuracies of approximately 50mm or so.

There is a mUseWkb flag used in QgsMssqlProvider to determine whether WKT or WKB is used, but I have no idea how to set that option from within QGIS. Shouldn't the provider avoid rounding on updating, anyway?

Associated revisions

Revision b1efd479
Added by Jürgen Fischer over 9 years ago

- introduce qgsDoubleToString for format double with maximum precision
- usage in mssql provider fixes #7638
- read precision in mssql provider (fixes #5966)
- commit errors are only shown once


#1 Updated by Matthew Schubert almost 10 years ago

Further investigation indicates that QgsGeometry::exportToWkt() now rounds to 8 decimal places instead of 6, as of 63e8188bb9d62c9a810ee41f63f36c76db3cc3a1. Still, I think the code should be change to introduce NO rounding errors on save.

#2 Updated by Nathan Woodrow almost 10 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to High
  • Assignee set to Tamas Szekeres

Tamas would be able to take a look at this?

#3 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 9 years ago

  • Category set to Data Provider/MSSQL

#4 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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