[Gdal-dev] Joining DBF to SHAPE: Unrecognised primary field

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Nov 9 09:22:11 EST 2006

Markus Neteler wrote:
> Hi,
> I received the CORINE landcover map and want to join text attributes
> from a DBF table to the landcover codes in the SHAPE file. Something
> goes wrong, however:

# The "join" columns are CLC_CODE in both files.
> # doing it:
> ogr2ogr -sql "SELECT 100kmE44N25.*,clc2000leg.LABEL2 FROM 100kmE44N25 LEFT JOIN \
>         '/tmp/clc2000leg.dbf'.clc2000leg ON \
>         100kmE44N25.CLC_CODE = clc2000leg.CLC_CODE" \
>         100kmE44N25_leg.shp 100kmE44N25.shp
> Is the string type a problem? If so, how to work around that?


String fields should work, and your construction looks ok.  I'm not sure
why it isn't working.  Can I download these files to try it myself?

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