I need to copy data from an external file .xls to a layer. I have to share a project with only shape file (no .xls).

Now the layer has normal data attribute with join

I do not understand that request, but that's it

  • Sorry, but I don't really understanding what you're asking. Could you describe your workflow and outcome more detailled? – Erik May 19 at 8:16
  • I have an external DB joined to a shape. I need to manage the project without the xls DB, I need to store the excel data into the shape file. Then I will delete the xls DB – Ale May 19 at 8:35
  • That sounds feasible. So, where are you stuck/what is your question? – Erik May 19 at 8:40
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    Make the join and re-save the Shaepfile, the joined attributes will be included in the new Shapefile. – HeikkiVesanto May 19 at 8:51
  • I can join the external data but I am not able to copy into the project. When I delete the excel file I lose data attribute – Ale May 19 at 8:51

After you make the join to the excel file. If you re-save the Shapefile. (Right click on it, Export, Save features as..) The newly saved Shapefile will have the joined attributes saved onto it.

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