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This is probably a simple question, but nothing comes to my mind right now.

I have created a view in PostGIS containing multiple columns, including one column of data type uuid.

When I try to visualize the view as a layer in either QGIS or GeoServer the column of data type uuid is simply omitted while the rest of the columns looks fine.

Is the data type uuid not supported by neither QGIS or GeoServer or is it a simple mistake on my part?


  • QGIS: 1.7
  • PostGIS: 1.5.2
  • PostgreSQL: 9.0.1
  • GeoServer: 2.0.2
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I don't think it is supported yet in QGIS or GeoServer - A few QGIS developers might advise otherwise. – Mapperz Aug 4 '11 at 14:16
Have you considered using OIDs instead of UUIDs? – underdark Aug 5 '11 at 9:34
up vote 2 down vote accepted

As far as I know, UUIDs (Universally Unique Identifiers) are not supported in QGIS yet. For now, it seems easiest to cast them to text in your view definition.

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Yeah, that is also the alternative I am using for now :) – Chau Aug 5 '11 at 13:37

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Yeah, I saw the two, but I prefer to hear user-experience instead of going trough the tickets :) – Chau Aug 5 '11 at 9:12
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