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Is it possible in QGIS to create lines from a table storing the X,Y-coordinates of starting and arrival points? So that a line.shp is automatically created? Or exists a plugin to achieve that?

Thank's for any advice! Best regards, phil

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Possible duplicate question gis.stackexchange.com/questions/15909/… –  Rayner Oct 1 '12 at 11:41
    
@Rayner Thank's a lot :) Due to the large table I decided to use the way proposed by nhopton (see below). Best regards, phil –  philmyer Oct 2 '12 at 11:31
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You could make a text file something like that shown below.

Geom|Name
LINESTRING (401835.463 143853.834, 402685.304 146873.003) |Line 1
LINESTRING (401276.358 148382.588, 403367.412 144994.409) |Line 2
LINESTRING (403870.607 149646.166, 399487.220 141069.489) |Line 3

Add the file to QGIS: Layer -> Add Delimited Text Layer. Click the 'Plain characters' radio button and enter the 'pipe' character | in the box. Click the 'WKT' radio button and select 'Geom'. When the lines load set the CRS of the layer. Then save the layer as a shapefile :)

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Thank's a lot :) I will use this approach. Best regards, phil –  philmyer Oct 2 '12 at 11:33
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