Bug report #8899

Help text for "Save vector layer as"

Added by Jonathan Moules over 9 years ago. Updated almost 6 years ago.

Category:Documentation and Help
Affected QGIS version:2.0.1 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 #:17577


The help text for "Save vector layer as" doesn't include anything for the "Symbology export" aspect. It does include the other parts of the dialog though.
Also there's no explanation for "Skip attribute creation" or "add saved file to map" (though the last is fairly self explanatory.

Oh and a typo:
"Enter one options per line"

should be "option" singular.


#1 Updated by Alexander Bruy over 9 years ago

Don't complain, just write nice text and submit it.

#2 Updated by Jonathan Moules over 9 years ago

I'm not complaining, I'm reporting a bug.

And given I have no clue what "Symbology Export" does (which is why I was looking at the help in the first place), I'm kind of in a poor position to write the help.

#3 Updated by Matthias Kuhn over 9 years ago

I added a lot of new options to this dialog at the HF in Brighton. Hopefully this can be included for the next release.
It still needs testing and the UI is a bit of a mess and could be cleaned up.

Seeing that you are currently looking at this dialog, would it be possible for you to give this branch a test-drive or even try to improve it from a usability perspective?


#4 Updated by Jonathan Moules over 9 years ago

Hi Mattias, sorry but I'm not in a position to install branches. I need compiled stand alone installs (win x64). I'll happily test for you if you can provide one though.

#5 Updated by Matthias Kuhn over 9 years ago

And I'm not in the position to create windows builds in a suitable time.
On the other hand, having a look at qgsvectorlayersaveasdialogbase.ui with Qt Designer and improving this dialog does not require compiling anything and is rather simple.

#6 Updated by Werner Macho over 9 years ago

I am going to test the functionality on the weekend and add reasonable default values ..
Regarding the GUI .. well there is a huge room for improvement :)

#7 Updated by Jonathan Moules over 9 years ago

I have no idea what Qt Designer is or how to use it, or having just searched, even where to get it from. I'm happy to give it a try if it's simple to use and you can point me to decent instructions.

#8 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 6 years ago

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

#9 Updated by Harrissou Santanna almost 6 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented

Fixed in master: Help button uses now the User manual where the information is provided.

#10 Updated by Harrissou Santanna almost 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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