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In QGis, I recognised that deleting columns takes quite a while - is there a faster way than doing it in the attribute table (in editing mode?). I am speaking about a table with ~ 300 000 lines...

Because in ArcGis the same procedure I just one click and the column is immediately deleted...in QGIS I have to wait several minutes...(there is a dialogue window where you can see how many objects are loaded so far.....but why does it load anything at all?)

  • and if I delete 4 columns at once it takes 4 times longer....after every deletion QGis "is loading objects".... – M.S. Jun 22 '16 at 12:03
  • I think this is more a bug report (or feature request if you want). Or are you actually really interested in the answer? – Matthias Kuhn Jun 25 '16 at 16:07
  • Yes I am interested how I can avoid these long waiting times - realy annoying - but Ed Rollason and ndawson already helped me! – M.S. Jun 27 '16 at 12:01
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Have you tried the 'Table Manager' plugin? I think much the best way of editing attribute tables.

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Are you doing this through the attribute table dialog? If so, I'd suggest removing the field from the layer properties -> fields panel instead.

  • Yes, I did. But your tip is also helping a lot. What I found out is, if I just disable all columns in the attribute table and zoom on the outside of the layer on the map - I also have no waiting times. Thanks! – M.S. Jun 27 '16 at 12:04

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