I created in Geoserver a store by using a PostGIS database (PostgreSQL 9.6) and I have some tables with geospatial data. When I add a new layer I cannot see the link 'Create new feature type' anymore. What am I missing?

I use Windows 10 x64, Geoserver 2.11.0, PostgreSQL 9.6.2 by BigSQL, PostGIS 2.3.

  • what's in the log file?
    – Ian Turton
    Commented May 13, 2017 at 10:54
  • I found this line: 2017-05-15 09:15:30,396 WARN [geoserver.catalog] - Error while getting feature type, flushing cache and retrying: Unknown type references 'references' is an already existing view!
    – Dark Foo
    Commented May 15, 2017 at 7:37

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It turned out that a new created table was a problem for the Geoserver. This table needs quotation marks which confused the Geoserver. My solution is to use table names without quotation marks.

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