# [postgis-devel] Several problems with shapeloader GUI

Paul Ramsey pramsey at cleverelephant.ca
Thu Dec 24 20:43:01 PST 2009

Can you give us the file you used and an *exact* set of steps?
thanks,
P

On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 4:29 PM, Nicklas Avén
<nicklas.aven at jordogskog.no> wrote:
> Hallo
>
> I have not tried the shapeloader GUI before because of the compiling
> problems in windows.
> Now I tried it.
> It looks great, but I had some problems.
>
> Just before I sent this I found that the result was very different when
> running as standalone see bottom of mail
>
> 1) If I change SRID from -1 to 32633 I get following error:
> Connection: user=postgres password=postgres port=5433 host=localhost
> dbname=pg15
> Destination: public.vegen
> Shapefile type: Arc
> Postgis type: LINESTRING[2]
> Invalid SRID for geography type: 7f79
> Shapefile import failed.
> I have not asked for geography and not checked it or changed anything else
> under options.
> I see if I try SRID -1 too, that it asks for values in long lat range.
>
> 2) If I get any error, for instance the above, when I open dialog for
> choosing shapefile it doesn't filter for shapefiles anymore and shows all
> files.
>
> 3) If I try to load with srid -1 it totally flips. The progress bar seems to
> extend the window of the loader GUI out to the left as showed in attached
> picture.
>
> 4) As seen on the picture there is also some error happening probably
> because the shapefile already contains a gid column.
>
>
> Environment is
> windows XP
> postgresql 8.4.2
> postgis is the experimental build from 23 dec
> automatically worked perfect :-)
>
>
>
> When I tried as standalone it worked very good. The only thing that seems
> unstable in standalone is that when first file is loaded the shape file
> filter doesn't work when I open the file dialog for the next file.
>
> I haven't done those tests very thoroughly so I can have missunderstood
> something, but this was what I got.
>
> /Nicklas
>
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