Feature request #9140
Separating datasource, layer and style
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- user has to enter the same properties again and again
- broken file links need to be adapted in every layer again
- performance can be improved as vector processing is the same for every layer, just style rendering is different
So my idea would be to add a datasource window that the layers can be linked to. I know this might cause big refactoring, so do others have an opinion on that?
#3 Updated by Noone Noone over 7 years ago
Thats true, but there is no link between the layer copies anymore and it's just a flat copy. This is bad, if you just want to alter for example the colour of different styles, but the rest should be equal (for example later on you decide to change the size of the symbolizer again, so you need to change it manually in every layers).
So I would like to have a more modularized concept of "styles" that have basic operators (clone, inherite, ...) and interact well with the other modularized things in QGIS workflow as datasource and layer :)