[postgis-users] query a certain row from a table. (Willem Hoffmans)

john polo jpolo at mail.usf.edu
Mon Mar 23 06:24:32 PDT 2020

Thanks, Willem. I'll try that instead.

best regards,


On 3/23/2020 2:12 AM, Willem wrote:
> I'm pretty sure it's the limitations of the Shapefile (or, more 
> precisely, the underlying .dbf format) that gives the error.
> Those .dbf files can only contain 2GB of data, see also:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shapefile
> So ask yourself the question: why export to shapefile? Try Geopackage, 
> for instance, it's better, without those limitations.
> On Mar 20, 2020, at 11:36 PM, john polo <jpolo at mail.usf.edu 
> <mailto:jpolo at mail.usf.edu>> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to export a table of points to a shapefile. The table has
> over 8,000,000 rows. I'm using PostGIS 3.0 and PostGIS Shapefile
> Import/Export Manager on Windows 10. When I try to run the export, I
> keep getting this error:
> Error: record 3329432 could not be created
> I'm not sure how to handle this. My first impulse is find the offending
> row, but I don't know the SQL for such a query. Is there something I
> need to write in a WHERE clause or a different clause to get a specific row?
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