[Qgis-user] Creating the user profiles

Paul Wittle paul.wittle at dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Wed Jan 6 06:24:50 PST 2021


I have now worked out how to generate a user profile using python and I thought I'd reply to my own post in case it is of use to others.

I used:
profilePath = QStandardPaths.standardLocations(QStandardPaths.AppDataLocation)[0].replace("python","QGIS")

To get a path suitable for loading the QgsUserProfileManager. It seems that running standalone it defaults to /python on Windows but you may or may not need the replace statement. Once you have the path you just initiate the profileManager and then use createUserProfile:

QgsProfileManager = QgsUserProfileManager(profilePath + "\\profiles")
    if not QgsProfileManager.profileExists("default"):
        print(versionName + " profile created")

This seems to do the trick and I run it before my other script to ensure that QGIS sets up a profile before the first load. That said; it doesn't include much of the profile itself so you might need to play with how you start a QgsApplication instance perhaps for that. Anyway it worked for what I needed and it might be helpful for others...perhaps.


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