I've observed for a while that for many (but not all) of my tables, QGIS 3 (2.99) shows the same table name twice in the Browser Panel on the left, when I expand my PostGIS data source.

The first entry in the Browser view can be loaded into QGIS normally, but the second instance gives a Coordinate Reference System Selector dialogbox and once loaded shows no data at all.

Does someone know why this happens and is it possible to not show the 2nd entry?

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everything's fine in browser panel

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    How did the data came into the PostGIS DB? What is the table definition? As far as I see this happens when the geometry is defined as 'generic' in order to have various geometry types in one table. Oct 9, 2017 at 6:07
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    Do you have srid set for your table? Oct 9, 2017 at 6:13

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I had the same problem and I solved it after adding the SRID during the creation of the table:

  city_name character varying,
  geom geometry(Point, 4326))

Note, that each inserted geometry needs to have an SRID as well:

INSERT INTO cities (city_name, geom)
VALUES('New York', ST_GeomFromText('POINT(-73.935242, 40.730610)', 4326));

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