Feature request #6233

add filters for explicitly save in tab or mif in 'save as ' dialog

Added by Regis Haubourg over 4 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:Closed Start Date:08/21/2012
Priority:Low Due date:
Assigned to:- % Done:


Category:Data Provider
Target version:Future Release - Nice to have Estimated time:0.10 hour
Platform:All Resolution:fixed
Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
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Current dialog is copied on OGR behaviour for Mapinfo outputs. OGR MITAB driver writes tab as default output format and .tab is written only if that extension is written by hand.

Every user in my place dives into the caveat of saving MIF instead of tab.

Having two separate entries for Mapinfo MIF and Mapinfo TAB would solve this issue. Another option would be to have .tab extension automatically added if no extension is given in output filename. TAB is better as a default format since it is indexed and directly usable in Mapinfo. MIF is an interchange format which is used by userwho really want to.


save_as_tab_mif.jpg (88.2 kB) Regis Haubourg, 08/21/2012 08:44 am

Associated revisions

Revision fce38c553352be706c3e1eb4865d885b9290c856
Added by Radim Blazek over 4 years ago

vector save as: separated MITAB and MIF formats, fixes #6233; added test if OGR SpatiaLite is available


Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

Updated by Radim Blazek over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Updated by Radim Blazek over 4 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed

TAB and MIF formats were separated in format selection combo box.

BTW, I see as a problem that user is not warned about existence off all files, I have created new ticket #6648.

Work done by Faunalia for Agence de l'eau Adour Garonne.

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