Bug report #8608
Wrong information in UI for min and max Scale denominator
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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.
#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).