I get this error when undertaking in query in QGIS2.4 or QGIS2.6:

An error occurred when executing the query. The data provider said: OGR[3] error 1: Unrecognised field name Fire.isochrones_2002_BigDesert_21122002.OBJECTID.

All my field names are less than or equal to 8 characters.

Anyone got any ideas on how to fix this?

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Here, "Fire.isochrones_2002_BigDesert_21122002.OBJECTID" is interpreted as a single field name. What are the different attributes? : Fire, isochrones_2002, OBJECTID? The problem is probably coming from the dots in the field name.

  • I had same error for ESRI file with a dot in the name. It worked after rename the datafiles. This bug is still present in QGIS2.8. Bug was reported in ogr in 2014 (trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/5379), marked as corrected 3 months later, but is still an issue in QGIS to date.
    – kFly
    Dec 3, 2017 at 0:42

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