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I am using the following command to upload a geopackage into a POSTGIS database using the OSGeo4W shell that comes with QGIS.

ogr2ogr -f “PostgreSQL” PG:”host=<hostname>  dbname=<dbname> user=<yourusername> password=<yourpassword>” <dir>\geopackage.gpkg

I am following a guide online and know this is the command to use yet I am presented with the following error:

"FAILURE: Unable to open datasource `DATASOURCE' with the following drivers."

It then lists a bunch of file formats including the gpkg format.

Stumped for ideas on this one!

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  • what is your actual PG: string (leave out the actual password etc but we need to see the exact quoting
    – Ian Turton
    Sep 10 at 10:37
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    I see characters in your question but in gdal command line the characters must be ". If you copy-pasted your command then re-write it from the keyboard for getting the double quotes right.
    – user30184
    Sep 10 at 12:06
  • @IanTurton my string is: ogr2ogr -f PostgreSQL "PG:host= HOST PG:user=postgres password=PASSWORD dbname=Trafford_test" C:/Users/USER/Documents/Routes.gpkg
    – stixcraven
    Sep 10 at 12:56
  • @user30184 I have typed the command manually and that gives the same response
    – stixcraven
    Sep 10 at 12:58
  • Does ogrinfo C:/Users/USER/Documents/Routes.gpkg work? Does ogrinfo "PG:host= HOST user=postgres password=PASSWORD dbname=Trafford_test" work?
    – user30184
    Sep 10 at 13:52

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