[Qgis-user] Filter shape file with data in text file?
custard at westnet.com.au
Fri Mar 25 01:04:20 EDT 2011
I'm wondering if someone could point me in the right direction for a solution to this situation.
I have a shapefile with a large number of polygons (in this case mining leases).
I have a text file that contains a list of tenements of interest.
I'd like to end up with a second shape file that only has the polygons shown in that text file.
I could do it by setting up a series of filters in the General tab, but after about the 20th TenementID = "fish" AND "TenementID = "finger" it gets a little tedious.
The tenements are not adjacent to each other so I can't really go through and do an area search.
I have tried pulling the text file in (via delimited text) and joining the shapefile to it, but had errors with saving (I think because it thought it had polygons that it was trying to put in a point file.)
I was not able to try it the other way around (join text to shape).
Does anyone have any thoughts?
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