I have more than 100 QLR files, QGIS does not allow me to select multiple and, adding them one by one takes a long time. How can I add them all at once?

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    did u search a bit in here ?
    – Snaileater
    Commented Mar 27, 2021 at 16:38
  • @snaileater search for "add qlr" doesn't bring up anything relevant.
    – Spacedman
    Commented Mar 27, 2021 at 18:33
  • "load qlr" brought me here : (gis.stackexchange.com/questions/351409/…) (5th result of the result page)
    – Snaileater
    Commented Mar 27, 2021 at 18:45
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    That's a partial solution - the user would have to loop over selected files and run that python. Without a pyqgis tag on this question I wouldn't presume the user would be comfortable with an incomplete Python solution.
    – Spacedman
    Commented Mar 27, 2021 at 19:13

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I can select and drag multiple .qlr files from my operating system file browser onto the QGIS window and the layers appear.

I can select multiple .qlr files in the QGIS "Browser" section, right-click, and add them to the project.

It only seems to be the "Add Layer Definition File" that is set to only allow one file to be selected. I wonder if that might be worth a bug report as a possible enhancement to the QGIS bug tracker?

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