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How do I create a new layer using a selection from an attribute table in QGIS 2.10.1?

Previous answers on this topic do not help -perhaps because they relate to older versions of QGIS

  • What were the previous answers on this topic? It is best to always link to any relevant earlier Q&As. – PolyGeo Apr 20 '16 at 4:23
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    The way to create a new layer from selected features has not changed since at least QGIS 1.7 (see How to create a new layer from a selection in QGIS? which describes the same method as the one explained by ahmadhanb below). – ArMoraer Apr 20 '16 at 7:01
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After selecting the features you want, go to Layer -> Save as -> Under Encoding check 'save only selected feature'. A shortcut to the above process right-click the layer you selected features from, then go to save as -> Under Encoding check 'save only selected feature'

  • When I try this I get the following error message: "Export to vector file failed. Error: creation of layer failed (OGR error:Failed to create file XXX.shp: Permission denied)" – user34581 Jun 15 '17 at 14:24
  • Try to update QGIS. IT IS NOW 2.14.15 for LTR and 2.18.9 for latest version – ahmadhanb Jun 15 '17 at 15:37
  • I worked out that you also have to click on "Browse" and select location to save the file to. – user34581 Jun 16 '17 at 12:27

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