Bug report #8939

Atlas Feature Sorting

Added by X X over 10 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

Category:Map Composer/Printing
Affected QGIS version:2.0.1 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:worksforme
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:17607


I am using the "Atlas generation" feature of the QGIS print composer. It seems that the "Feature sorting" value is not remembered when a QGIS file is closed and re-opened. For example, if I sort by a field, "page_name", the PDF pages are correctly ordered by this field when I export them; however, if I close and re-open the document the print composer will return to using the first field as the sort field and the pages in the PDF will be exported in a seemingly random order.

From my limited knowledge of how QGIS works, I suspect the sort order is being saved, but is not being read when QGIS is re-opened. I tested this by opening the .qgs file in a text editor and it seems that the sortKey field is, in fact, saved in the document (for example, if "page_name" was the fifth column, there will be a value of sortKey=4 in the .qgs file). The problem seems to be that this field is not read when a document is re-opened (e.g. it just goes back to using sortKey=0).


#1 Updated by Nyall Dawson about 10 years ago

I can't replicate this... are you able to confirm whether you still see this occurring in the current dev master version?

#2 Updated by Nyall Dawson about 10 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

#3 Updated by Jürgen Fischer almost 10 years ago

  • Category changed from 33 to Map Composer/Printing

#4 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 9 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

I'm closing this issue as that code has since been rewritten and I can't replicate. Please reopen if you still experience this issue.

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