I've got a user that it trying to edit his polygon layer but gets a message PostGIS error while adding features: ERROR: Geometry type (Polygon) does not match column type (MultiPolygon) When you have a look at his PostGIS connection details, the TYPE reads as polygon but if I log as an administrator into PostGIS via QGIS and edit the same layer i dont get an error message but see the TYPE as multipolygon.

I'm not sure where the error lies, in PostGIS or with QGIS not updating itself!

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Found the problem,

in PostGIS I hadn't given the user the SELECT privileges in the geometry_columns table in the public schema.

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