Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#1483 new enhancement

Possibility to copy and paste a layer

Reported by: bjpfei Owned by: nobody
Priority: minor: annoyance Milestone: Version 1.7.0
Component: Data Provider Version: Trunk
Keywords: Cc:
Must Fix for Release: No Platform: All
Platform Version: Awaiting user input: no

Description

It would be great to have the possibility to copy and paste a layer in the legend.

1.) right mouse click on the layer in the legend

2.) click sth like copy layer

3.) right mouse click somewhere in the legend

4.) click sth like paste layer

I know this is already possible with creating a new shapefile and copying all the features of the existing shapefile and insert them in the new shapefile. But I think the described way would be much more easy and attractive for many users.

Thanks.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by msieczka

What is the purpose of this functionality - to actually create a duplicate Shapefile, or to duplicate the layer on the layer's list?

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by bjpfei

I thought of duplicating the layer on the layer's list. But maybe creating a duplicate shapefile in this way is also an interesting feature?

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by pcav

Must Fix for Release: YesNo

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by pcav

Milestone: Version 1.0.3Version 1.6.0

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by pcav

Unclear what is the use case for this

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by volter

Milestone: Version 1.6.0Version 1.7.0

Easily duplicating a layer entry in the layer list could be handy if you wanted to use the same dataset but apply different queries.

Could work like drag and drop with Ctrl key down to copy, or so.

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