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I am looking to add to my current action in QGIS so that a hyperlinked file will open in the current QGIS window, rather than in a new window. Here is what my action looks like:

"C:/Program Files (x86)/Quantum GIS Wroclaw/apps/qgis/bin/qgis.exe" "C:\Users\Ryan Garnett\Dropbox\SpatialData\Imagery\Landsat\%Image"

I am hoping I can use this as a means to share data so that users can load in satellite images basked on a click with the Hotlinks plugin.

Thanks Nathan, I tried this, but it did not load the file. It came back with the following error:

C:\Users\Ryan Garnett\Dropbox\SpatialData\Imagery\Landsat8020_nad83_utm_30m_123457.jp2 is not a valid or recognized raster data source

This is what I have written in the action:

qgis.utils.iface.addRasterLayer("C:\Users\Ryan Garnett\Dropbox\SpatialData\Imagery\Landsat\%Image")

With is set to Python. I have noticed in the error that there isn't a \ in between Landsat and the file name, plus the file name has been cut short, from 028020_nad83... to Landsat8020_nad83...

Any thoughts? My other way is still working.

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You can open a layer in the current instance with a bit of python code in the layer action.

qgis.utils.iface.addRasterLayer("C:\Users\Ryan Garnett\Dropbox\SpatialData\Imagery\Landsat\%Image")

Switch the action type to Python .

Reference for interface object

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I figured it out. You needed to change all the \ to \\ for Python. qgis.utils.iface.addRasterLayer("C:\\Users\\Ryan Garnett\\Dropbox\\SpatialData\\Imagery\\Landsat\\%Image") – Ryan Garnett Apr 23 '12 at 17:11

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