Bug report #8608

Wrong information in UI for min and max Scale denominator

Added by Yves Jacolin over 10 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:master 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 #:17349


Label for the form to setup Maximum and minimum scale denominator (general tab in properties dialog of the layer) have been reversed each other. Maximum scale denominator should be the lowest scale denominator and minimum should the highest scale like Style scale denominator.

ui_scaledenominator.png - Screenshot showing the wrong label (5.64 KB) Yves Jacolin, 2013-09-13 06:23 AM

Related issues

Related to QGIS Application - Bug report #8546: default maximum scale shows nonsense value Closed 2013-09-01


#1 Updated by Sebastian Dietrich about 8 years ago

The scale based visibility settings for the layer do not refer to the scale denominator but to the scale itself. A large scale is a scale with a small denominator. You enter 1:1000 (the scale), not 1000 (the denomiator) here. So the terminology is correct.

Of course this is different to the scale based visibility settings for the labels where you enter the denominator, not the scale.

I agree the UI should be consistent at this point. On the other hand the user can fetch the minimum and maximum settings from the feature data and the current UI is a hint QGIS expects only the denominator (e.g. the number 1000) at this point, not the whole scale (e.g. the string 1:1000).

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

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

#3 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 6 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Seems fixed in latest releases

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