[Qgis-user] QGIS and the copy&paste tools and shapefiles
Wolfgang.Qual at gmx.net
Thu Aug 24 03:25:52 EDT 2006
I am using GQIS 0.8.0 - Preview 2. What I did:
1) open source shapefile
2) choose "select object"-tool, selected some features (in this case some points). Points are highlighted
3) from the layer-menu, choose new vector layer (point, shapefile,add a dummy column; I did look at all column definitions of the source shapefile
4) make this new theme active for editing (right click,"allow editing")
5) click "paste" - the former selected features are visible within the target theme
6) click stop editing. QGIS asks whether I would like to save this file, I click "YES". QGIS is closed, nothing saved.
Well, 6) made me wonder today, so I did the same as before, but instead of 3) above, I created exactly the same column names as the source shapefile. Doing this, I succeeded (I could save the new theme with the pasted-into entries). Great! However, it would be great, if one did not have to define the column names before creating the target shapefile, so that you could just select some entries and paste them directly into a new theme). This would be very handy (just like the corresponding functionality of the GRASS-toolbox, or like in ArcView 3.x, where you can select "Convert to shapefile").
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Datum: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 15:49:32 +0000
Von: humarco <marco.hugentobler at karto.baug.ethz.ch>
An: qgis-user at lists.qgis.org
Betreff: Re: [Qgis-user] QGIS and the copy&paste tools and shapefiles
> Hi Wolfgang,
> The copy-paste tools are intended to work for shapefiles. How old is your
> version? I commited a bugfix on 21.08. (r5719) which should fix exactly
> problem you describe. If your version is newer, i have to make a bugfix
> the bugfix... (and then you probably could add a very detailed step by
> description how you obtained the bug).
> Am Mittwoch, 23. August 2006 15:11 schrieb wqual:
> > Hi list,
> > I just have installed qgis 0.8.0 on a Debian machine and discovered the
> > copy&paste tools. Is it possible to use them for extracting features of
> > shapefile which were selected before, and pasting them into a new
> > shapefile? I managed to (graphically) do this (created a new shapefile,
> > selected some features of the source theme, copied them and clicked
> > with the new theme being in the edit mode). However, each time I tried
> > stop the edit mode, QGIS died.
> > Is there anything I can do? Or do these tools not apply to shapefiles?
> > would be sad (for me ;( ...)
> > Best regards,
> > Wolfgang
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