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I have Idea about ArcGIS, and a bit of QGIS and zero programming knowledge, which I am trying for thesedays. I saw GRASS GIS and have started working with shapefiles, which are not being loaded... :( I saw the toolbox and could not find tool. Using file management -> import vector into grass-> I cod load the file but could not go farther. I now wanted to access this via python console. Any guide on how should I carry on with my task through which I may be able to use the tools. I can get good help in programming. I tried to get my shapefile read in python console in QGIS but could not. I am very basic in this so please give easy solutions.

thanks a lot.

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You better give your title a bit more focus. But If you want to use python in QGIS this is the place you are looking for: – Alexandre Neto Mar 25 '13 at 11:39
since all these are being worked as a single package I found this appropriate. thx for your help anyways... :) – Ade'l Mar 25 '13 at 11:43
@AlexandreNeto I am following the same steps of the manual but the shapefile is not loading... my path and the qgis prefix path are correct. – Ade'l Mar 25 '13 at 13:02
Are you doing the layer registry? Check the last part of this – Alexandre Neto Mar 25 '13 at 15:16
I think that is a totally different question. You should post a new question for that. Very short answer, fid is the feature ID. – Alexandre Neto Apr 4 '13 at 8:33

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