Feature request #6707

"Save as" - Allow to specify field names when they need to be shortened

Added by Alister Hood over 4 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:Open Start Date:11/15/2012
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assigned to:Marco Hugentobler % Done:


Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
Platform: Resolution:
Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:Yes
Status info: Tag:


When doing "save as" with a joined table, the field names are typically truncated a lot. They are also truncated when doing "save as" to a format which does not allow field names as long as in the original layer.

This behaviour could be improved, e.g. when the names need to be truncated a dialog could be provided allowing the user to specify field names.


Updated by Andreas Neumann over 3 years ago

A feature to remap column names would be useful besides shortening column names for shape export. At the same time it would be useful being able to skip columns from being exported.

Updated by Alexander Bruy over 3 years ago

  • Assigned to set to Marco Hugentobler
  • Target version set to Future Release - Nice to have
  • Pull Request or Patch supplied changed from No to Yes

Partial fix for this issue for joined fields available as https://github.com/qgis/Quantum-GIS/pull/888

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