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Is it possible in the Python script to get the name of the OGR driver (for example, "Esri Shapefile" or "MapInfo File") for the QGIS vector layer?
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QGIS 2.18

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You can try the following :

layer = QgsMapLayerRegistry.instance().mapLayersByName("my_layer_name")
driverName= layer[0].dataProvider().storageType()

Found in the API documentation : QGIS API

  • I think this is it. Difficulties of translation ... I was looking for a similar DriverName. Thank. – Dmitry Apr 18 at 8:27

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