Bug report #9708

Handle bad layers fails on a bad WMS layer

Added by marisn - about 10 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Category:Project Loading/Saving
Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:18271


When opening a QGIS project with missing/bad WMS layer, "handle bad layers" dialog offers to select a file(!) to fix the issue. The provider is displayed as "none", although in .qgs file it is "wms". Offering a file open dialog to fix WMS issue isn't helpful at all. Together with #8718 it makes opening such projects a real pain.

An ultimate solution should contain following options:
  • offer a text edit option for the DSN (i.e. I would be happy to just right click on layer source and edit it to replace old WMS server address with a new one);
  • use data provider dialog to point to the bad (missing) layer;
  • offer an option to mark layer as "unavailable" (see #8718 for rationale).

Related issue dealing with importance of missing/bad layer handling enforcement: #7039
A variation of this issue but caused by changes in QGIS supported data providers: #4101

Tested with QGIS 302ad06 on GNU/Linux.


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 10 years ago

  • Target version set to Future Release - Nice to have

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 7 years ago

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

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to end of life
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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