I am trying to write a script to import/append mutiple layers into an existing PostGIS database. I am trying to use the GDAL/OGR toolbox algo "Import Vector into PostGIS database (new connection)".

Here's my code:

vl  =QgsVectorLayer("D:/Users/Ravi_narayanan/Documents/VDLF/test2.shp","test2","ogr")

processing.runalg('gdalogr:importvectorintopostgisdatabasenewconnection', vl, 3, vl.crs().authid(),vl.crs().authid(),vl.crs().authid(), "", "5432", "ivy01", "YVI", "ivy01!", "TEST1", "new", "ID","ID", "geom", 0,"","","0,1,0,1",False,"","20000",False, True, False, False, True, False,False,False,"")

This gives me the following error:

GDAL execution console output FAILURE:

        Unable to open datasource `port=5432' with the following drivers.

The list of drivers contains PostgreSQL. The connection to the database works fine using a standard PyQGIS uri object.

When i tried using the toolbox GUI. The GDAL/OGR console command is as follws:

ogr2ogr.exe -progress --config PG_USE_COPY YES -f PostgreSQL PG:" "host= port=5432 dbname=YVI password=ivy01! active_schema=TEST1 user=ivy01" " -lco DIM=2 D:\Users\Ravi_narayanan\Documents\VDLF\test4.shp test4 -overwrite -nlt POINT -lco GEOMETRY_NAME=geom -lco FID=id -nln new -spat 480030.5 6691467.0 484106.5 6696344.0 -nlt PROMOTE_TO_MULTI

There is a " "after PostgreSQL PG: instead of a " when compared with the GUI of Import with available connections.

i'm using QGIS 2.14.11 and the number of parameters is not the same as in the link JGH gave.

ALGORITHM: Import Vector into PostGIS database (new connection)
INPUT_LAYER <ParameterVector>
GTYPE <ParameterSelection>
A_SRS <ParameterCrs>
T_SRS <ParameterCrs>
S_SRS <ParameterCrs>
HOST <ParameterString>
PORT <ParameterString>
USER <ParameterString>
DBNAME <ParameterString>
PASSWORD <ParameterString>
SCHEMA <ParameterString>
TABLE <ParameterString>
PK <ParameterString>
PRIMARY_KEY <parameters from INPUT_LAYER>
GEOCOLUMN <ParameterString>
DIM <ParameterSelection>
SIMPLIFY <ParameterString>
SEGMENTIZE <ParameterString>
SPAT <ParameterExtent>
CLIP <ParameterBoolean>
WHERE <ParameterString>
GT <ParameterString>
OVERWRITE <ParameterBoolean>
APPEND <ParameterBoolean>
ADDFIELDS <ParameterBoolean>
LAUNDER <ParameterBoolean>
INDEX <ParameterBoolean>
SKIPFAILURES <ParameterBoolean>
PROMOTETOMULTI <ParameterBoolean>
PRECISION <ParameterBoolean>
OPTIONS <ParameterString

1 Answer 1


The issue is in

processing.runalg('gdalogr:importvectorintopostgisdatabasenewconnection', vl, 3, vl.crs().authid(),vl.crs().authid(),vl.crs().authid(), "", "5432" ...

because the CRS is written 3 times, while the algorithm expects only 2 (source + target). If all other params are OK, it should work by removing the extra CRS.

You can check the parameters here

  • It throws the same error when give an empty string Jan 24, 2018 at 14:22

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