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Is it possible to save current workspace of QGIS for offline usage like in mapinfo? My workspace has link to database. and when I reopen workspace unlink in mapinfo it can't open it.

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what database are you using –  Nathan W Sep 10 '12 at 9:59
    
@NathanW I am using SQL server 2008 –  kinkajou Sep 10 '12 at 10:03
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Database linked tables are a MapInfo construct but can be replicated

The best bet would be to extract your data via ogr2ogr If you make changes you would upload it back to your database

You could run an action on the table in QGIS to run this download / upload each time you need to refresh or load your changes into the db

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for 100 users this would be lot of problem :( . –  kinkajou Sep 10 '12 at 8:32
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There is such a solution for offline work and merging results together but it requires PostGIS as a backend.

http://www.sourcepole.ch/offline-editing-plugin-for-qgis

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you mean it required database connection to be live always. I wanted to work in a condition where there is not internet or intranet exactly like mapinfo does. –  kinkajou Sep 10 '12 at 12:12
    
offline editing plugin does not need a permanent internet connection. it does what you want but only with PostGIS not SQL server. –  underdark Sep 10 '12 at 12:14
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Another idea is to load SQL Server Express onto your users' workstation pc and setup replication with your central database. This way all your users will maintain connection to their replicated versions of the data and you can manage the transactions back to the server when they are connected to your network.

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