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(Sorry for the awful title, but I will refine if we can figure this out...)

I've imported data through drag 'n drop without using the geometry_columns name specifically - the default name when importing via this method is "qgs_geometry".

However, when I try to drag in another layer, I get the following error:

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There is indeed a gdb.geometry_columns table in my database already (which is odd, because the table name of the spatial table I imported is *dbo.*tableName (rather than gdb, which is the user I am connecting through...)

So for kicks, I deleted the geometry_columns table, and now I get this error:

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I think i'll stop deleting tables for now.

Any idea what this means?



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I think the tables (geometry_columns and spatial_ref) normally are supposed to be in PostGIS. I doubt that SQL Server requires these columns when working with spatial data –  Peter Horsbøll Møller Jul 29 '13 at 6:58
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