I have a project in QGIS that I am trying to publish using GeoServer via the plugin.

When I try and publish a layer I get:

global name 'provider' is not defined Traceback (most recent call last): 
File "/Users/rful011/.qgis2/python/plugins/opengeo/gui/explorer.py", line 118, in run command(*params) 
File "/Users/rful011/.qgis2/python/plugins/opengeo/gui/confirm.py", line 18, in publishLayer catalog.publishLayer(layer, workspace, overwrite, name) 
File "/Users/rful011/.qgis2/python/plugins/opengeo/qgis/catalog.py", line 379, in publishLayer self.upload(layer, workspace, overwrite, title) 
File "/Users/rful011/.qgis2/python/plugins/opengeo/qgis/catalog.py", line 245, in upload self._publishExisting(layer, workspace, overwrite) 
File "/Users/rful011/.qgis2/python/plugins/opengeo/qgis/catalog.py", line 171, in _publishExisting uri = QgsDataSourceURI(provider.dataSourceUri()) 
     NameError: global name 'provider' is not defined

I have looked at the plugin code and can not find any references to ‘provider’ before the fateful reference that fails.

Any ideas what is wrong? I am aware that this plugin is labeled as experimental but it is unclear who I should contact. I have tried to contact boundlessgeo without response and posted to the geoserver mailing list, again without any resolution.

  • Which plugin are you using? I can't find a Geoserver plugin.
    – AndreJ
    Commented Jul 10, 2014 at 7:33
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    I belive that you should open an issue on their tracker, since the plugin page links to it with the tittle, 'support' Commented Jul 10, 2014 at 7:34
  • if you want to put that in as an answer I'll accept it. I was looking for a tracker on the boundlessgeo site. I'll log the issue. Andre -- it is call opengeo plugin -- my bad! Commented Jul 10, 2014 at 9:12
  • I can't find that in the official qgis plugin repository either. But Devdatta seems to know it.
    – AndreJ
    Commented Jul 10, 2014 at 10:05
  • @AndreJoost: It is not present in the official plugin repository. More information is available here: qgis.boundlessgeo.com/static/docs/intro.html Commented Jul 10, 2014 at 10:09

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The Docs Page for the OpenGeo Suite QGIS plugin , has a link titled Support, which leads to the Issue tracker on the github reprository.

I suggest that you open a new Issue on the Issue Tracker for this Problem.

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