[Qgis-developer] import CSV to an existing layer
denis.rouzaud at gmail.com
Fri Sep 27 05:08:51 PDT 2013
I understand your point.
But this would require more steps: add the layer to the project, copy
the features (with field mapping) and remove the layer.
I see a main usage of appending to an existing layer in the import of
GPS points for example. So mainly csv files.
It's true that there could be a great interest for shape files.
The point is that I can use the existing header of the table in the
demilited text UI to do the field mapping. So, it should not be a great
effort to do so.
It's clear that there is no a great cohesion with all these add layers
dialogs and I don't want to add more confusion to this.
But is there any plan to improve this?
On 09/27/2013 01:43 PM, Nathan Woodrow wrote:
> I think a general higher level Append Features to Layer feature would
> be much better. This way it would work with any layer opened in QGIS.
> Being able to supply a layer to layer mapping would be even better in
> case the fields don't match.
> - Nathan
> On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 9:34 PM, Denis Rouzaud
> <denis.rouzaud at gmail.com <mailto:denis.rouzaud at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have the intention to add the possibility of importing features
> from a CSV into an existing layer.
> My idea is to use the existing dialog "Create a layer from a
> delimited text file" and to add the choice "create a layer" or
> "append to an existing layer".
> First of all, is anyone already doing something similar?
> Second, if anyone already thought about this and has some ideas to
> share, they're welcome!
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