I am using QGIS 3.2.0 and I want to share auxiliary data between projects but I could't find how to do that.

I tried to "play" with auxiliary layer export but there is no auxiliary layer import.

Also I tried and just duplicated and renamed .qgd file of the first project but no solution.

See screenshots:

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  • What is "auxiliary data" for you? – Erik Jul 2 '18 at 13:00
  • @ErikLohmann I changed XY position of labels using auxiliary layers, I want to use the same positions in another project and I don't want to do the same manual work second time. – Vitruvius Jul 2 '18 at 13:10
  • Sorry, I can't follow you there. Why did you use layers to position your labels, and didn't simply work with the properties-settings? – Erik Jul 2 '18 at 13:18
  • @ErikLohmann it is an annotation layer. What I am doing needs such actions. I am just curious if it possible what I asked above. – Vitruvius Jul 2 '18 at 13:28
  • It seems you're trying to use auxiliary data in a way not intended by the QGIS developers. Auxiliary data is not designed to be transferred between QGIS projects. If you need to do so, do it the way eurojam suggested by saving each auxiliary storage field as an attribute table field. Then use those fields for data-defined label positions in the new project. – csk Jul 3 '18 at 21:19

you can move the data stored in the auxiliary storage with the field calculator into your dataset:

screenshot from field calculator

  • what you say doesn't relate with another project. If you copy that layer into another project you won't see those auxiliary fields anymore. – Vitruvius Jul 3 '18 at 13:29
  • that is right. but you can use them furthermore for datadefined positions of the labeling – eurojam Jul 3 '18 at 14:08
  • but in this way you are creating and creating new fields, that is not what I want. – Vitruvius Jul 3 '18 at 14:47

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