[Qgis-developer] A QGIS "Quirk" When Displaying a SHAPE File

Bruce, Bob (CON) Bob.Bruce at gov.mb.ca
Fri Jan 21 18:12:25 EST 2011

I have just discovered something odd: "when I connected QGIS to a SHAPE file that was missing a DBF file it displayed OK but no attributes were displayed".

I missed copying the DBF file along with the rest of the SHAPE file to a folder where I was connecting QGIS to display a file. I didn't realize that the DBF file was missing until I tried doing something with the attributes. Shouldn't QGIS alert me to the fact that the DBF file is missing? I am using QGIS version 1.4 .


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