I am using a python script to load the content of some files to layers in QGIS. These file usually contain header information that I am skipping (like the Number of header lines to discard parameter in the Delimited Text dialog box).
I would like however to preserve this information as I may have to output my data in the original format.
Where can I store these header ? Is Metadata the way to go ? If so, how do I store my information there and retrieve it later ?


Use layer custom properties. These are set through calling setCustomProperty on the layer, and retrieved via customProperty. They are saved and restored along with the current project.

  • Perfect! I was under the impression Metadata wasn't really the correct way to go but I coundn't locate this setCustomProperty. Thanks – YeO Apr 22 '18 at 5:47

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