Feature request #9451

Create a unified "Add Data" dialog

Added by Jonathan Moules almost 10 years ago. Updated almost 6 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:18044


Create a unified "Add Data" dialog that can be used for any data source. This will significantly improve user experience by creating consistency when adding data of different types.

Related issues

Duplicates QGIS Application - Feature request #773: unified "Load layer" button Closed


#1 Updated by Martin Dobias almost 10 years ago

There's also an old ticket #773 for the same thing

#2 Updated by Matthias Kuhn almost 10 years ago

Do we have any mockups for this?

What would be the difference of this in comparison to the browser?

#3 Updated by Nathan Woodrow almost 10 years ago

I have some early mockups that I did a while ago. I'll see if I can dig them up.

Maybe we need to increase the features in the browser and do away with the idea of a open layer dialog. Because 1) I really don't like dialog boxes 2) why have two different ways to open data.

#4 Updated by Paolo Cavallini almost 10 years ago

I'd vote for removing the add layer dialog, after having added all the missing functions to the browser.

#5 Updated by Jonathan Moules almost 10 years ago

To be entirely honest I wasn't really even aware that the Browser had this functionality. Looking at it now it's quite cool.

That said, it has its own set of issues (I'll open applicable tickets). More fundamentally - it doesn't seem to be possible to set data-source specific settings when adding data in this way (or maybe I'm missing it - quite possible!).

I think having both a dialog and a browser as the way to go.

On the issue of mockups - http://osgeo-org.1560.x6.nabble.com/Consistency-in-adding-layers-especially-OGC-td5100402.html - "A Huarte" - linked to a video with one possible option.

#6 Updated by Etienne Tourigny almost 10 years ago

You should link here the new issues you created (as "Related issues")

#7 Updated by Jonathan Moules almost 10 years ago

Etienne Tourigny wrote:

You should link here the new issues you created (as "Related issues")

They didn't seem pertinent as they're about the Browser rather than this dialog. Also I don't seem to be able to set "Related issues" - I don't have whatever permissions are required (that or it's a well hidden button).

#8 Updated by shenriod - over 6 years ago

Not sure if there is a chance / wish to re-activate this topic? The question has been mentioned in the mailing list recently: https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/qgis-developer/2017-April/047954.html

Also, there is a quick-solution that has been developped by Anita Graser here: https://anitagraser.com/2016/07/20/one-add-button-to-rule-them-all/​ Can it somehow be integrated into core? Or would it need substantial development that would require funding?

#10 Updated by shenriod - over 6 years ago

A Gdoc has been created here to collect ideas on how to implement this idea: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aMX9jOfl10q8oETRzOHSHnRpHCc7UJ1dDnCCq3VyTAY/edit?usp=sharing

#11 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 6 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

#12 Updated by Nyall Dawson almost 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

#13 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 6 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented

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