Feature request #8220

Add XLS and KMZ in Ogr supported file filter AND browser

Added by Regis Haubourg about 4 years ago. Updated 5 months ago.

Status:Open
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Browser
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No

Description

Hi,
User here are a bit lost when having to open xls files, just because ogr file filters don't mention it, and because browser panel does not see it at all.
Seeing xls (and maybe other undocument extensions supported in latest GDAL), and seeing them in browser too would solve the issue.
A attribute table icon for browser should be used to display the file.
See discussion opened previously here: .xls format in ogr file filter and browser?

History

#1 Updated by Etienne Tourigny about 4 years ago

supported file filters should be updated with a more flexible mechanism, and perhaps allows all supported files to be shown, regardless of file extension. There was a discussion about this in the gdal mailing list, although I can't find it right now.

#2 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 4 years ago

Etienne Tourigny wrote:

supported file filters should be updated with a more flexible mechanism, and perhaps allows all supported files to be shown, regardless of file extension. There was a discussion about this in the gdal mailing list, although I can't find it right now.

This one? Multiple extensions in GDAL_DMD_EXTENSION ?

#3 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 2 years ago

  • Subject changed from Add XLS in Ogr supported file filter AND browser to Add XLS and KMZ in Ogr supported file filter AND browser

Same for KMZ

#4 Updated by Paolo Cavallini almost 2 years ago

Apparently also ENVI

#5 Updated by Regis Haubourg over 1 year ago

Hi guys, still cleaning old requests. I have seen no change in that area in GDAL topic pointed by Jürgen. Are you still interested in having file filters reflecting GDAL supported files? Another option could be to have no filter at all in OGR dialog. Browser still need a filter though, how to have it display all datatypes?
Should we use GDAL autodetect feature? (can be slow I guess)

#6 Updated by Giovanni Manghi 5 months ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

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