[MAPSERVER-USERS] Features not displayed if LABELITEM is null

Steve Lime Steve.Lime at dnr.state.mn.us
Thu Nov 6 11:13:30 EST 2008

What layer type, version, etc...?

>>> On 11/6/2008 at 9:10 AM, in message <20362894.post at talk.nabble.com>, Philippe
Kruschitz <p_kruschitz at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi list,
> Is it normal that Mapserver won't draw features if it can't find a string in
> the [labelitem] attribute?
> I am trying to display a road network and, logically, some of the segments
> in it don't have any name attached to them. In this case, there is a NULL
> value in the 'name' column of my PostGIS table. Using this column as the
> LABELITEM in my layer, Mapserver just seems to skip those records and won't
> display them, even if they have a valid geometry.
> A workaround is to update all my tables and replace this NULL with an empty
> string. I'll probably end up doing just that, but I ain't happy about it, as
> my tables contain +30 millions of entries and updating the whole dataset
> will take forever.
> I was just wondering if someone else had noticed this behaviour before and
> if there's another solution.
> Tanks,
> Philippe

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