I have a WFS layer, served by Geoserver, loaded in QGIS using the standard 'Add WFS layer' dialog. When I try to remove it using:


I get a full application crash, with no Python errors. This also happens when I use wfs_layer.reload() and wfs_layer.dataProvider().reloadData(). These methods previously worked on the same WFS layer. The service and content of the layer has not changed. The methods work when manipulating a (PostgreSQL) database layer.

I have made no changes to the code that I can see would affect the ability to reload data.

Any ideas or experiences?

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    I logged a bug here: hub.qgis.org/issues/11062, it seems to be an issue with manipulating a cached WFS layer (i.e. a WFS layer without a 'bbox' parameter in the url)
    – James N
    Aug 15, 2014 at 11:06
  • Seems to be now fixed. :) Mar 3, 2015 at 15:29

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Have you tried to use




instead? (Note the plural "s" at removeMapLayers)
This worked for me.

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