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I'm trying to rename a layer while converting it from a shapefile to sqlite. From looking at the ogr2ogr documents, -nln name should do the trick. I've seen this similar post and this very similar post but neither will work for me.

ogr2ogr -f "sqlite" output.sqlite input.shp -nln "new_layer_name"
  • That's the way to do it. Do you mean that "ogrinfo output.sqlite" does not list "new_layer_name"? – user30184 Jan 8 '18 at 17:16
  • Yes, the layer name does not change – Walshe_d Jan 8 '18 at 17:36
  • Can you post the output of ogrinfo -so -al output.sqlite ? – dmci Jan 8 '18 at 19:37
  • ... and maybe the same on the input file? – AndreJ Jan 9 '18 at 7:10
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I can't reproduce with GDAL 2.3.0dev.

Create a SQLite database with -nln parameter

ogr2ogr -f "sqlite" output.sqlite states.shp -nln "new_layer_name"

Check the result with ogrinfo

ogrinfo output.sqlite
INFO: Open of output.sqlite using driver `SQLite' successful.
1: new_layer_name (Polygon)

The layer appears in the database as it was named with the -nln parameter.

  • I checked the file using QGIS and read it's layer name from there which was showing it hadn't changed. When when i used ogrinfo the change was visible – Walshe_d Jan 8 '18 at 20:22

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