[OSGeo-Discuss] methods for programatically adding fields to shapefiles

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Oct 31 13:13:45 PDT 2008

Tim Sutton wrote:
> Hi
> Are there any suggestions on how to do this from c++? Something we've
> long wanted to add support for in QGIS.....
> Frank Warmerdam was reticent about adding it to ogr since it would
> have many crosscutting implications...


I would note that I would not mind implementing OGRLayer::CreateField()
for shapefiles that already have features (though I'm not promising
I have time).  I think I was wanting to avoid more general schema
alteration (removing fields, reordering, changing names, etc).

Best regards,
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