[GRASSLIST:3001] Re: Importing to grass with all columns

David Mahoney mahoneyd at unbc.ca
Sun Mar 21 12:20:53 EST 2004

Although it's more work, if you'll need use to multiple columns 
frequently, consider installing Postgresql and using pg.in.dbf.


On Saturday, March 20, 2004, at 06:56 PM, Hamish wrote:

>> Say, I have a shape file containing few text type columns that I need
>> to use in grass.
>> After importing to grass, I want to get all columns.
>> What might be the procedure I have to follow ?
> For 5.0/5.3 versions of GRASS:
> use v.in.shape multiple times with the label= option, making a new
> vector map each time for each data column. The old vector format can
> only handle one attribute at a time. The new (GRASS 5.7) format is not
> subject to this limitation.
> GRASS 5.7:
> use v.in.ogr and everything should just work.
> Hamish

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