[GRASS-user] GRASS, import shapefiles with v.in.ogr, duplicate column name problem

Brad Douglas rez at touchofmadness.com
Thu Sep 28 07:40:06 EDT 2006

On Thu, 2006-09-28 at 13:23 +0200, wqual wrote:
> Hi list,
> I just encountered a problem, when trying to import a shapefile with a big 
> dbf-table that contains a duplicate field name. 
> I could not import this file into GRASS because of this and need to modify the 
> dbf-table first. 
> However, as the table is that large, I cannot open it in OpenOffice (too many 
> rows. The file is imported only partially) - any ideas for this issue? 

Use the 'cnames' option in v.in.ogr to manually specify column names.

Brad Douglas <rez touchofmadness com>                      KB8UYR
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