I added point coordinates of a delimited text file layer with an attribute table containing about 1000 columns.

As soon as I want to save this created layer as a shapefile I get an error that some creation of a certain field failed (reason unkown). When excluding this field there is a problem with another one and so on.

I guess QGIS can´t deal with an attribute table this large or there are some characters in the text that QGIS can´t handle (I´ve already tried to replace underscores with points).

Any other suggestion why this does not work out?

Or maybe other ways to tranform a .csv format with coordinates to .shp ?

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It's not QGIS, it's the shapefile that is the limitation.

Shapefiles can not have more than 255 attributes.

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