Bug report #8894
xls character encoding not handled correctly
|Affected QGIS version:||2.0.1||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||17572|
I have been testing widely xls reading with gdal 1.9 in QGIS.
Where ogrinfo reads data correctly, QGIS can't load the datasource when:
- ressource path has spaces or non ascii characters
- Ressource file name has spaces or non ascii characters
- Ressource Data sheet name has spaces or non ascii characters (1 misnamed sheet is sufficient to break any opening)
- field names has spaces or non ascii characters OR start with a number.
I assume some part of the error are due to QGIS since OGR info works well. If not, please tell, I will close and create a ticket in GDAL tracker.
PS: new GDAL 1.10 xlsx driver only fails with datasheet names.