I have a .csv file containing (amongst others) some date fields, and a matching .csvt file defining the correct field data types. The only way I have been able to add my .csv data and have QGIS recognise the correct date field is by using:
"Manage Layers Toolbar > Add Vector Layer"
Which gives me this dialog:
After selecting my .csv file and clicking open, the layer appears in the layers panel like so:
All the fields are the correct data types and all the data is present, however nothing displays in the map canvas. I figure QGIS does not know these data are geometry points and so treats the layer as a data table.
How can I get QGIS to render this layer as points on the map canvas?
(Note that adding the .csv file using "Manage Layers Toolbar > Add Delimited Text Layer", which does render correctly, is not an option unless there is a way to make this approach recognise the date fields correctly.)